The health care and housing sectors can teach us about rethinking college affordability.
An early guarantee of federal financial aid would incentivize more students to earn postsecondary education credentials, along with other benefits.
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.
The United States is less prepared than its competitor nations to meet the demands of the global economy. To address the current and growing skills gap, it is time to ensure that no one will have to worry about where to get the money to enroll in a public college in the United States.