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Due to disinvestment, a lack of grant aid, and the rising cost of living, Arizona’s students face a steep hill in paying for college.
Policymakers in Michigan have continuously made attending college harder through divestment in Michigan’s public higher education system, resulting in skyrocketing college prices.
Executive actions the new administration can take to deliver economic relief and protect workers and families.
A collection of contributions from leading student loan experts offering a roadmap for the Biden administration to take immediate action to cancel student debt for millions of Americans.
To fairly evaluate any higher education reform proposal, we must understand the ways that these dual burdens—less wealth and more debt—lead to worse outcomes for Black students than white students.
The Case for Bold, Equitable Student Loan Cancellation and Reform
Most states have very far to go in making their selective public institutions representative, and thus truly public.
A Policy and Messaging Guide for States to Make Higher Education Affordable Again
The Debt-Free College Act of 2018 would create a new federal-state partnership that re-funds our neglected system of public colleges and job training.
A 50-State Look at Rising College Prices and the New American Student
Comparing Tuition Then and Now At Our Elected Officials' Alma Maters
As with any big reform, the push for debt-free college has been met with pushback among a skeptical elite. We have answers for their major concerns.
How a Shared Definition of College Affordability Exposes a Crisis for Low-Income Students
If nearly 70 percent of graduates are borrowing, 30 percent (including 35 percent of public college graduates) are not. Who are these students? What type of family or financial resources do they have at their disposal? What are their work habits? In short, what does it take to graduate debt-free these days? This brief answers these questions.
Student loans are treated differently than almost every other form of debt incurred by American households.
How we can lower student debt while closing the Black-White wealth gap.
Why a return to a debt-free system of public universities and colleges would help revive the promise of affordable higher education regardless of one’s family income.
A comprehensive look at how the reality of debt-financed college impacts the whole pipeline of decision-making related to college.
Popular theories for rising tuition like administrative “bloat” and student aid are at most minor contributors to tuition increases. Here's the real causes.
Connecticut’s investment in higher education has decreased considerably over the past two decades, and its financial aid programs, though still some of the country’s most expansive, fail to reach many students with financial need.