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Student loans are treated differently than almost every other form of debt incurred by American households.
A look at state disinvestment in public higher education
To increase postsecondary success among low- to moderate-income students, we must reform financial aid and provide additional financial supports to help students cover the cost of living expenses.
Access to a post-secondary education is a vital aspect of the American dream, allowing for equality of opportunity and a stable pathway to the middle class for all who are willing to work for it regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. Higher education not only improves the prospects for the employment and earnings of individuals, but has benefits that feed back into communities and society as a whole, including increases in civic participation and productivity, and preparedness for success in the global economy. Our shared commitment to these values is reflected
$1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt will lead to total lifetime wealth loss of $4 trillion for indebted households.
New Jersey’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.
How we can lower student debt while closing the Black-White wealth gap.
Popular theories for rising tuition like administrative “bloat” and student aid are at most minor contributors to tuition increases. Here's the real causes.
The Case for Bold, Equitable Student Loan Cancellation and Reform
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.
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.
A Policy and Messaging Guide for States to Make Higher Education Affordable Again
Most states have very far to go in making their selective public institutions representative, and thus truly public.
A 50-State Look at Rising College Prices and the New American Student
Comparing Tuition Then and Now At Our Elected Officials' Alma Maters
How a Shared Definition of College Affordability Exposes a Crisis for Low-Income Students
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.