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.
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.
A recent CAP event gathered education leaders to discuss the benefits and difficulties of this form of education.
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.
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.
Christian E. Weller parses the latest data to detail how different student borrowers fared between 2007-2009. It’s not an encouraging picture.
Sophia Kerby breaks down why students of color will be more affected by a rise in student loan interest rates.
Issue Brief Jennifer Mishory, Rory O'Sullivan, and Tobin van Ostern on what happens if Congress allows the student interest rate to double.
Chart illustrates the need for military education benefits as well as the sharp increase in use of G.I. money at for-profit institutions.
Issue Brief Robert Sheets, Stephen Crawford, and Louis Soares explain the need for parallel innovations in higher education’s business models and “value networks.”
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.
Julie Margetta Morgan on why the looming student debt crisis is a national priority.
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.
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.