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Format: 11-22-2014
Format: 11-22-2014
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 |
As a postsecondary degree has become more important than ever in the labor market, and the primary means by which one enters the middle class, the U.S. has simultaneously made it more difficult and...
September 16, 2014 | Policy Brief |
The Honorable Thomas Richard Harkin Chairman Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee The Honorable Lamar Alexander Ranking Member Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions...
June 24, 2014 | Advocacy Letter |
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 Virginians....
May 2, 2014 | Explainer |
Robert Hiltonsmith
Mark Huelsman
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...
May 2, 2014 | Report |
Robert Hiltonsmith
Mark Huelsman
In 2013, student debt surpassed $1.2 trillion,1 highlighting a disturbing new reality: for an increasing share of students, higher education comes at the cost of long term debt. In 1989, 41 percent...
April 24, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Demos
As student debt continues to climb, it’s important to understand how our once debt-free system of public universities and colleges has been transformed into a system in which most students borrow,...
March 6, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Robert Hiltonsmith
Tamara Draut
Good morning, my name is Catherine Ruetschlin and I am a policy analyst at Demos, a non-partisan public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and...
February 5, 2014 | Testimony |
Student debt has skyrocketed over the past decade, quadrupling from just $240 billion in 2003 to more than $1 trillion today.1 If current borrowing patterns continue, student debt levels will...
August 22, 2013 | Policy Brief |
Demos
These stories were taken from the thousands of stories submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when they requested comments about private educational loans and struggles with student...
August 21, 2013 | Policy Brief |
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau