Issue Brief Unnecessary austerity in the federal budgeting process forces Congress to choose between paying for the nation’s largest college grant program or funding crucial domestic programs.
Initial Analysis of College Scorecard Earnings and Repayment Data
Most undergraduate borrowers are repaying their loans, but results are getting worse, particularly in the for-profit sector.
Credit for Serving
Report National service provides significant benefits for both students and communities, and colleges must do more to make these opportunities available for college credit to all students.
Up to the Job?
Issue Brief A new CAP analysis shows that accreditation agency ACICS—along with many other national accreditors—is not sufficiently vetting the institutions that it approves to offer federal student loans.
Proposed Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Extend the Same Income-Based Terms to All Federal Loan Borrowers
The U.S. Department of Education’s proposed repayment plan would expand generous income-based repayment terms to all borrowers.
Cash Management Rule Maximizes Student Access to Financial Aid Dollars
The U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations of campus financial products would ensure that students’ best interests are met.
Improving Student Loan Servicing
The Center for American Progress makes comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on ways to improve student loan servicing.
Don’t Make These Common Higher Education Mistakes
Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when discussing higher education, with tips on how to avoid them.
The Relationship Between Student Debt and College Completion
While high levels of student loan debt are troubling, they may reflect higher rates of postsecondary degree attainment in some states.
Examination of Select Post-Secondary Financial Aid Programs
Elizabeth Baylor, Associate Director of Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress, testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Office of Civil Rights Evaluation.
The First Round of Student Loan Debt Relief Is Here
The U.S. Department of Education will start to forgive the loans of some defrauded borrowers from Corinthian Colleges.
Bipartisan Support for Financial Aid Reform
Allowing students and families to use prior-prior year income data on the FAFSA could work as an intermediate step toward CAP’s proposed early guarantee of financial aid and would improve the application process for millions of students.
Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial Aid
Report An early guarantee of federal financial aid would incentivize more students to earn postsecondary education credentials, along with other benefits.
Borrower Voices Explain the Need for Affordable Student-Loan Repayment
As the U.S. Department of Education works to expand affordable loan repayment terms to millions of student-loan borrowers, this column highlights the voices and concerns of today’s borrowers.
Better Banking Products on Campus
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Safe Student Account Scorecard is a first step toward ensuring that college financial products are designed with students in mind.