Proposals to Bring Student Loan Interest Rates Under Control
In this column, we analyze and compare some of the major proposals currently on the table in Congress regarding student loan interest rates.
Borrowers of Color Need More Options to Reduce Their Student-Loan Debt
Offering students of color more ways to reduce their student debt, including refinancing their loans, would provide a boost to the overall economy and ensure a better future for communities of color.
FAFSA Modernizes to Recognize LGBT Families
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will soon begin collecting information about applicants who have same-sex parents, giving them equal access to college financial aid.
Moving Away from Credit Hours in Higher Education
Transitioning from measuring student accomplishment based on credit hours toward competency-based models would be a step in the right direction to better assess a student’s skills in a particular field.
Student-Loan Debt Has a Rippling Negative Effect on the Broader Economy
In comments submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CAP and Campus Progress identify some of the financial hurdles that student-loan borrowers may face and how these hurdles may affect the future housing market and economy.
10 Models for Student-Loan Repayment
Issue Brief This brief outlines the parameters of 10 different student-loan-repayment plans, highlights the benefits of each, and suggests issues for policymakers to take into account when considering each plan.
The New College Scorecard Is a Much-Needed Improvement
The new college scorecard released yesterday will better help American families identify which colleges or universities can fit their budgets and goals.
It’s Our Interest: The Need to Reduce Student Loan Interest Rates
Issue Brief As we move forward with improving the educational system for those currently or about to enroll in higher education, it is important to not leave behind the tens of millions of Americans who still possess student debt.
Lessons from the NFL for Managing College Enrollment
Report Colleges and universities would benefit from forming a league to establish rules of competition and progress in the public interest.
Congress Should Allow Students to Refinance Their Loans
We need reform that will allow students to take advantage of historically low interest rates by refinancing their student loans in order to ease their debt burdens and stimulate the economy.
College Net Price Calculators Should Improve Transparency on Data Collection
Students should not unknowingly be giving away optional information to potential vendors by simply attempting to estimate the price of attending college.
Improving the College Scorecard
Report A well-designed “college scorecard” can help students and their families make more informed college choices.
Millennial Voters Refuse to Be Left Out of This Election
On the eve of Election Day 2012, our nation’s youngest voters could once again play a key role in the outcome because of their progressive ideals.
The Student Debt Crisis
Report Higher education is an integral part of the American Dream. But in order for it to be affordable for all, we must address the student debt crisis before it spirals further out of control.
Using Service Blueprinting to See Higher Education from the Student’s Perspective
College leaders should embrace a customer-centric approach to improve the educational experience for their students.