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Format: 07-26-2016
Format: 07-26-2016
“We have to make college affordable for every American, because no hardworking student should be stuck in the red.” President Barack Obama, 2016 “One of the central problems of our outdated higher...
July 12, 2016 | Report |
The rapid and unrelenting rise in student debt over the past decade has put college affordability and student loan policy at the forefront of the national political conversation. By now, the numbers...
July 6, 2016 | Policy Brief |
Summary & Key Findings The dramatic increase in wealth inequality over the past several decades now forms the backdrop for many of today’s most pressing public policy debates. Currently, the top...
November 24, 2015 | Report |
Tatjana Meschede, IASP
Lars Dietrich, IASP
Thomas Shapiro, IASP
Laura Sullivan, IASP
In the past two decades, we have gone from a system of financing higher education primarily through public investment, grant aid, and modest family savings, to one in which the majority of graduates...
November 24, 2015 | Report |
Today, the typical young person aspiring to go to college in the United States faces a higher education system that is fundamentally different from what previous generations enjoyed. For generations...
August 10, 2015 | Report |
Higher education has long been our nation’s primary lever of upward mobility. As a result, throughout our nation’s history, we have committed to ensuring that all individuals, regardless of cost,...
August 9, 2015 | Policy Brief |
Today, taking out loans is the primary way individuals pay for college—a major shift in how our nation provides access to higher education. While concerns about the growth in college costs and...
May 19, 2015 | Report |
In today’s economy, a college education is essential for getting a good job and entering the middle class. Yet, despite this reality, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many Wisconsinites,...
May 12, 2015 | Policy Brief |
In today’s competitive economy, nothing is more important than getting a college education. Yet college tuition costs in the U.S. have been increasing at a breakneck pace, making college unaffordable...
May 5, 2015 | Report |
In today’s economy, a college education is essential for getting a good job and entering the middle class. Yet, despite this reality, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many Connecticutters...
October 20, 2014 | Explainer |