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An analysis of the House's recently introduced College Affordability Act.
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“Not only are students of color more likely to borrow more for a degree, and borrow in higher amounts for the same degree, but they’re more likely to struggle to repay student loans than white students."
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Bob Hennelly
“Not only are students of color more likely to borrow more for a degree, and borrow in higher amounts for the same degree, but they’re more likely to struggle to repay student loans than white students."
In the media
Bob Hennelly
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Chiraag Bains
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stacks of one-hundred-dollar bills with camera focus on the phrase "The United States of America"
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Emmanuel Caicedo
"Regardless of dollar amount, the existence of debt is far riskier for low-income and middle-income households."
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Katie Lobosco
"The justification for student debt as the primary way we pay for college has been in part based on the assumption that we’ll have consumer protections in place, and we’ll try to make it as painless as possible for people."
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Jillian Berman
The dramatic rise in student loan debt has placed unacceptable risk on working-class families and on people of color, who must take on more debt for the same degree as white students.
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Mark Huelsman
"The potential of this plan is that it increases public investment back to levels we saw when college was much more affordable, and it pegs it to a price for students."
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Eliza Relman
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