Higher education is failing many borrowers of color, and identifying solutions will require collecting better data.
The Madness Doesn’t End in March
How the Trump Administration Is Undoing College Accreditation
How Congress Can Fix Student Loan Repayment
New Insights Into Attainment for Low-Income Students
Efforts to address college affordability must be paired with solutions for individuals who already have student loan debt.
Federal law requires college accreditation agencies to include public representation on their boards, but too often, these commissioners lack backgrounds sufficiently independent of the colleges they oversee.
The public and Congress need to pay more attention to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ deregulatory strategy for education.
States must take legislative action in order to ensure that the coursework to receive a high school diploma is the same for college admissions eligibility.
The Office of Federal Student Aid has the ability to run more like a private business; here’s what that means for its effectiveness and outcomes.
Congress has the opportunity to repeal the ban on Pell Grants and breathe fresh air into higher education programs inside of state and federal prisons.
Newly proposed legislation will help colleges identify ways to better serve students of all backgrounds.
The PROTECT Students Act would increase consumer protections for students and improve oversight of higher education.
Leaving students in the lurch should come with a cost for the leaders of colleges.
In the next reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Congress should take action to improve the U.S. college accreditation system and ensure that all students are guaranteed a high-quality education that meets their needs.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ regulatory rollback would water down quality in higher education and create a recipe for fraud.
A collaborative effort between the Center for American Progress and Higher Learning Advocates, informed by discussions with a range of stakeholders, highlights the need for gatekeeping and continuous improvement in the oversight of federal funds for postsecondary education.
A pilot program from the Department of Education will partner the department with a private financial institution to provide a payment card to students, offering up students as customers while collecting data on their spending habits—data that the department could ultimately use to limit students’ eligibility for financial aid.
The Department of Education must provide data to explain why 99 percent of forgiveness applicants get denied.