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Ben Miller is the senior director for Postsecondary Education at American Progress. He was previously the research director for higher education at New America, as well as a senior policy advisor in the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education. Miller’s work focuses on higher-education accountability, affordability, and financial aid, as well as for-profit colleges and other issues. It has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Ed, among other outlets. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Brown University.

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More Time for ACICS Schools Puts Students and Taxpayers in Harm’s WayCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2017
Why Gutting Gainful Employment Is a Bad Idea for Betsy DeVosCenter for American ProgressAugust 2, 2017
6 Things Betsy DeVos Has Done on Higher EdCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2017
How Gainful Employment Reduces the Government’s Loan Forgiveness CostsCenter for American ProgressJune 8, 2017
What’s Up with ACICS Colleges?Center for American ProgressJune 6, 2017
Don’t let good news on summer Pell Grants distract from the Trump budget’s damaging higher-ed proposalsThe Hechinger ReportJune 1, 2017
Student Loan Crisis, Trump EditionDemocracyMay 31, 2017
Designing Higher Education Risk-Sharing ProposalsCenter for American ProgressMay 22, 2017
Trump’s Budget Is a Cynical Attack on College​ StudentsCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2017
Making the Second Time the CharmInside Higher EdMay 3, 2017
Testimony of Ben Miller Before the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the WorkforceHouse Committee on Education and the WorkforceApril 27, 2017
Who Gets Pell Grants and Why It MattersCenter for American ProgressApril 14, 2017
A Financial Aid Retrieval ErrorCenter for American ProgressMarch 22, 2017
Trump’s Higher Education Budget Robs More Than $5 Billion From Low-Income StudentsCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
Inside the Financial Holdings of Billionaire Betsy DeVosCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2017
3 Reasons Federal Aid for College Is Not the Same as K-12 VouchersCenter for American ProgressJanuary 25, 2017
5 Things to Know About New Data on Career Training ProgramsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 13, 2017
Sharing the RiskCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2016
Beware the Hype on Student Loan Forgiveness CostsCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2016
It’s Time For A Quality Alternative To College AccreditationForbesNovember 18, 2016
Federal student aid shouldn’t be a blank check for state budgetsThe Washington PostOctober 20, 2016
A Quality Alternative: A New Vision for Higher Education AccreditationCenter for American ProgressOctober 6, 2016
Annual Paperwork Should Not Stand in the Way of Affordable Student-Loan PaymentsCenter for American ProgressAugust 31, 2016
ACICS Must GoCenter for American ProgressJune 6, 2016
How lessons from health care and housing could fix higher education affordabilityVoxMay 26, 2016
The Case for Federal Higher Education Affordability StandardsCenter for American ProgressMay 26, 2016
Building a Student-Level Data SystemCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2016
Put ‘Boiler’ plan on back burner: Opposing viewUSA TodayMay 9, 2016
Looking in All the Wrong PlacesCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2016
Scoring the College ScorecardCenter for American ProgressFebruary 16, 2016
Transparency in TuitionsDemocracy JournalJanuary 4, 2016
The Importance of a Strong Federal Student Aid OfficeCenter for American ProgressNovember 24, 2015
Capped OutCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2015
Initial Analysis of College Scorecard Earnings and Repayment DataCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2015
Credit for ServingCenter for American ProgressSeptember 16, 2015
Up to the Job?Center for American ProgressSeptember 8, 2015
How The Government Plans To ‘Claw Back’ Loan Money From Shady CollegesTalking Points MemoAugust 21, 2015
Can the Debt Discussion Graduate?U.S. News & World ReportAugust 5, 2015
Improving Student Loan ServicingCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2015
The Relationship Between Student Debt and College CompletionCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2015
The First Round of Student Loan Debt Relief Is HereCenter for American ProgressJune 9, 2015