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Senate Announces Deal to Keep Student Interest Rates Low

The $6.6 billion deal is a bipartisan compromise to prevent Stafford loan rates from doubling on July 1 for one out of three college students, write Brian Stewart, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White.

By Brian Stewart, Tobin Van Ostern, and Abraham White | Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Let’s Get Serious About Our Nation’s Human Capital

book_alt2 icon Report Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares explain why increasing support for job training that builds human capital and leads to stable middle-class employment is a wise investment.

By Stephen Steigleder and Louis Soares | Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Opportunities and Challenges of Competency-Based Education

A recent CAP event gathered education leaders to discuss the benefits and difficulties of this form of education.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A ‘Disruptive’ Look at Competency-Based Education

article icon Issue Brief Competency-based education could be the key to providing quality, postsecondary education to millions of Americans at a lower cost, writes Louis Soares.

By Louis Soares | Thursday, June 7, 2012

State-Level Analysis of Student Loan Interest Rate Increase

Collection of new reports by the Center for American Progress, Campus Progress, and the USAction Education Fund details how an increase in the Stafford student loan interest rate would impact a number of states.

By Center for American Progress, Campus Progress, USAction | Friday, May 4, 2012

Student Loan Debt Seems to Rise No Matter What the Economy Does

Christian E. Weller parses the latest data to detail how different student borrowers fared between 2007-2009. It’s not an encouraging picture.

By Christian E. Weller | Thursday, May 3, 2012

How Student Debt Impacts Students of Color

Sophia Kerby breaks down why students of color will be more affected by a rise in student loan interest rates.

By Sophia Kerby | Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Cost of College Will Soar if Interest Rates Are Allowed to Double

article icon Issue Brief Jennifer Mishory, Rory O'Sullivan, and Tobin van Ostern on what happens if Congress allows the student interest rate to double.

By Jennifer Mishory, Rory O’Sullivan, and Tobin Van Ostern | Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Easing the Transition from Combat to Classroom

book_alt2 icon Report Kimberly Griffin and Claire Gilbert present the Environmental Evaluation for Veterans Index, or EEVI, which will provide higher education institutions and policymakers with the tools needed to assess campus environments for veterans.

By Kimberly Griffin and Claire Gilbert | Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sending Veterans to School: Fast Facts on the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

Chart illustrates the need for military education benefits as well as the sharp increase in use of G.I. money at for-profit institutions.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rethinking Higher Education Business Models

article icon Issue Brief Robert Sheets, Stephen Crawford, and Louis Soares explain the need for parallel innovations in higher education’s business models and “value networks.”

By Robert Sheets, Stephen Crawford, and Louis Soares | Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Middle-Class College Dreams Take Serious Hit Under Ryan Plan

Julie Margetta Morgan says its clear from the House budget plan that Rep. Ryan and his colleagues need an education on the realities of college affordability.

By Julie Margetta Morgan | Wednesday, March 21, 2012

5 Reasons Why Educational Debt Deserves Congressional Action

Julie Margetta Morgan on why the looming student debt crisis is a national priority.

By Julie Margetta Morgan | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

House Bill Aims to Let Colleges Off the Hook

Julie Margetta Morgan argues that H.R. 2117 would allow colleges to continue evading state and federal laws at the expense of students and taxpayers.

By Julie Margetta Morgan | Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Why Diversity Still Matters

Julie Ajinkya argues that the Supreme Court should affirm the importance of diversity by upholding its previous ruling allowing race to be used as a factor in college admissions.

By Julie Ajinkya | Thursday, February 23, 2012