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Ben Miller is the vice president for Postsecondary Education at American Progress. He previously served as a senior policy adviser in the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education and also worked at New America. Miller focuses on a range of higher education policy issues, including accountability, affordability, and quality. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesThe Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Ed, among other outlets. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Brown University.

By Ben Miller
It’s Time to Worry About College Enrollment Declines Among Black StudentsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2020
How Much Money Each College Can Receive From the CARES ActCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2020
How Betsy DeVos Failed Colleges and Students in Implementing the CARES ActCenter for American ProgressJune 18, 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t the Time To Abandon Financial Accountability for Private CollegesCenter for American ProgressJune 9, 2020
A Better Formula for Higher Education’s Federal Coronavirus FundingCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2020
Fixing Graduate School DebtCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2020
Graduate School DebtCenter for American ProgressJanuary 13, 2020
Betsy DeVos’ Cruel Math Denies Relief to Defrauded BorrowersCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2019
The Continued Student Loan Crisis for Black BorrowersCenter for American ProgressDecember 2, 2019
Closing a Major Loophole in Default Rate AccountabilityCenter for American ProgressOctober 28, 2019
The Value of an On-Time Repayment RateCenter for American ProgressOctober 24, 2019
The Challenge of Running the Office of Federal Student Aid ‘More Like a Business’Center for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2019
3 Ways Federal Financial Aid Could Work Better for Student-ParentsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 4, 2019
Affordability Principles for Reauthorizing the Higher Education ActCenter for American ProgressJuly 25, 2019
Addressing the $1.5 Trillion in Federal Student Loan DebtCenter for American ProgressJune 12, 2019
Bolstering the Public Voice in AccreditationCenter for American ProgressJune 6, 2019
Ensuring Accountability and Effectiveness at the Office of Federal Student AidCenter for American ProgressMay 1, 2019
College Executives Need to Pay Up When Their Schools Close AbruptlyCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2019
A New Framework for Quality Assurance and Accountability in Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2018
The Answers Needed on Public Service Loan Forgiveness DenialsCenter for American ProgressNovember 30, 2018
The Department of Education’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Borrower Defense ProposalCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2018
The Cost of Insufficient Student Loan AccountabilityCenter for American ProgressAugust 30, 2018
How You Can See Your College’s Long-Term Default RateCenter for American ProgressAugust 30, 2018
The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We ImaginedThe New York TimesAugust 25, 2018
New Federal Data Show America Still Needs to Improve College AccessCenter for American ProgressJuly 12, 2018
Getting Repayment Rates RightCenter for American ProgressJuly 10, 2018
The House Higher Education Bill Is a $31 Billion Loss for StudentsCenter for American ProgressMay 31, 2018
The Good and Bad News in College Attainment TrendsCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2018
ACICS Should Not Regain Its Ability to Grant Access to Federal Financial AidCenter for American ProgressMarch 9, 2018
Trump’s Budget Proposes More Than $200 Billion in Cuts to StudentsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 14, 2018
Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the WealthyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
A Second Status Update on ACICS CollegesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 6, 2018
Putting Students First in College AccountabilityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 1, 2018
Who Are Student Loan Defaulters?Center for American ProgressDecember 14, 2017
The Tax Bill’s Hidden Culture WarDemocracy JournalDecember 1, 2017
Commentary: Under the House Tax Plan, Grad Students Would Help Pay for Trump’s Kids to Inherit His EstateFortuneNovember 20, 2017
Tax Bill ‘Simplification’ Is Code for Higher Education CutsCenter for American ProgressNovember 7, 2017
Improving Federal Accountability for Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressOctober 24, 2017
Fact Sheet: Fixing Federal Accountability for Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressOctober 24, 2017
New Federal Data Show a Student Loan Crisis for African American BorrowersCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2017
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