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Credit for Serving

service learning book_alt2 icon 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.

by Carmel Martin, Ben Miller, Shiv Rawal, Phoebe Sweet | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Proposed Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Extend the Same Income-Based Terms to All Federal Loan Borrowers

Johns HopkinsThe U.S. Department of Education’s proposed repayment plan would expand generous income-based repayment terms to all borrowers.

by Antoinette Flores | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cash Management Rule Maximizes Student Access to Financial Aid Dollars

College student in dormThe U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations of campus financial products would ensure that students’ best interests are met.

by Joe Valenti and Elizabeth Baylor | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Improving Student Loan Servicing

Financial aid officeThe Center for American Progress makes comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on ways to improve student loan servicing.

by Sarah Edelman and Ben Miller | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Don’t Make These Common Higher Education Mistakes

StudentsHere are some of the most common mistakes people make when discussing higher education, with tips on how to avoid them.

by Antoinette Flores | Monday, July 13, 2015

The Relationship Between Student Debt and College Completion

college graduation commencementWhile high levels of student loan debt are troubling, they may reflect higher rates of postsecondary degree attainment in some states.

by Ben Miller | Friday, June 26, 2015

Examination of Select Post-Secondary Financial Aid Programs

Elizabeth BaylorElizabeth 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.

by Elizabeth Baylor | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The First Round of Student Loan Debt Relief Is Here

Arne DuncanThe U.S. Department of Education will start to forgive the loans of some defrauded borrowers from Corinthian Colleges.

by Ben Miller | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Bipartisan Support for Financial Aid Reform

graduationAllowing 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.

by Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial Aid

College campus book_alt2 icon Report An early guarantee of federal financial aid would incentivize more students to earn postsecondary education credentials, along with other benefits.

by David A. Bergeron and Antoinette Flores | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Borrower Voices Explain the Need for Affordable Student-Loan Repayment

President ObamaAs 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.

by Jessica Morales and Elizabeth Baylor | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Better Banking Products on Campus

ATM withdrawalThe 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.

by Joe Valenti, David A. Bergeron, Sarah Audelo | Monday, April 20, 2015

Transparent Oversight of Troubled Colleges Can Help Students Make Informed Choices

education fair Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary ArtsA new analysis finds that more than 1.5 million college students nationwide are attending institutions that are subject to additional monitoring from the U.S. Department of Education.

by Elizabeth Baylor | Thursday, April 16, 2015

Infographic: Inside the Labyrinth: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Undocumented students face numerous barriers to entering and completing higher education.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Increasing Postsecondary Attainment Through Smarter Student-Loan Repayment

Stanford tower book_alt2 icon Report A modern student-loan repayment system should promote affordable repayment and eliminate default by using the tax system to automatically enroll students in a single, simple repayment plan that suits them financially.

by Elizabeth Baylor and David A. Bergeron | Thursday, March 26, 2015