College access and affordability
With student loan debt at an all-time high, young adults are finishing their degrees with debt sums equivalent to a down payment on a house.
Posted Monday, June 17, 2013 by Anya Callahan
This week, the Center for American Progress issued a report titled “300 Million Engines of Growth” that presents a plan for improving future American economic prospects.
Posted Monday, June 17, 2013 by Anna Perina
See picture, social media and coverage of #SDD13.
Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Amir Salehzadeh
Students shared their personal debt stories with members of Congress during Student Debt Day 2013.
Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Greg Young
You don’t have to be a professional lobbyist to lobby.
Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Amir Salehzadeh
But Congress is still slow to act.
Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Robert Fisher
Sen. Warren partnered with MoveOn.Org to advocate for long-term solutions to student debt.
Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 by Greg Young
Hear from experts around the country who also support a more fair method of student loan repayment.
Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 by Lydia Fiser
Four Senators gathered on Thursday to stress the importance of finding a solution to the student debt crisis.
Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 by Taylor Nicolas
Want to tell Congress #DontDoubleMyRate? Use our Twitter tool to make it easy!
Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2013
How will YOU be affected? See our state-by-state analysis here.
Tell us why keeping the interest rate on student loans low is important to you, or how letting the interest rate double would impact you!
Posted Monday, June 3, 2013
President Obama urges young people to keep the pressure on Congress to prevent the Stafford loan rates from doubling July 1.
Posted Monday, June 3, 2013 by Naima Ramos-Chapman
More than 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school every year, but only 5 to 10 percent attend college, due to the costs of higher education.
Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 in Reporting by Anna Perina
To address student debt, a bold idea from the Education Trust: revamp the entire financial aid system to reroute tuition aid to student from middle- to low-income families.
Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 in Opinions by Michael Dannenberg and Mary Nguyen
Education debt impacts older generations of borrowers, too.
Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 by Emily Crockett
Low wages and high debt are a drag not just on teachers, but on the entire education system.
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Chris Lewis
While the Obamas opened lines of communication to young black grads during their commencement speeches at Morehouse and Bowie State Universities, they also revisited some troubling and tired rhetoric.
Interest rates on federal subsidized Stafford student loans are set to double July 1 from 3.4. percent to 6.8 percent. See how the various short- and long-term proposals to prevent the hike compare.
Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by Tobin Van Ostern with David A. Bergeron