Fresh research and writing for the start of 2020.
Blog
Gwyn Ellsworth
"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 for millions of Americans.”
In the media
Abigail Hess
"The percent of low-income students borrowing for a bachelor’s degree is unconscionably high, particularly if you consider their debt loads as a percent of their family income and wealth. Even if low-income students and high-income students were borrowing the exact same amount for college, that debt
In the media
Rick Seltzer
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Some presidential candidates' critiques promote unhelpful assumptions about who tuition-free and debt-free college would actually serve. (Spoiler: it's not millionaires and billionaires.)
Blog
Mark Huelsman
"Through this bill, the maximum Pell Grant would cover 31% of the total cost of college, so it moves us in a better direction."
In the media
Zach Schermele
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An analysis of the House's recently introduced College Affordability Act.
Blog
Mark Huelsman
"We have depressed ourselves into a mindset in which $30,000 in debt is acceptable for a degree."
In the media
Rashaan Ayesh
“We have depressed ourselves into a mindset in which $30,000 in debt is acceptable for a degree.”
In the media
Chris Quintana
“Education is supposed to be the great equalizer in America."
In the media
Donna Owens
"You can’t talk about student debt without talking about the Great Recession."
In the media
Jillian Berman