New reports from the Center for American Progress and Campus Progress detail what an increase in the interest rate on Stafford student loans would mean for several states.
In this column, we analyze and compare some of the major proposals currently on the table in Congress regarding student-loan interest rates.
The rise in U.S. income inequality and the decline of the American middle class have skewed public policy toward the wishes of the rich and contributed to underinvestment in higher education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 released yesterday will better help American families identify which colleges or universities can fit their budgets and goals.
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.
Report Colleges and universities would benefit from forming a league to establish rules of competition and progress in the public interest.
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.
Students should not unknowingly be giving away optional information to potential vendors by simply attempting to estimate the price of attending college.
Report A well-designed “college scorecard” can help students and their families make more informed college choices.
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.