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Project on Student Debt, May 2007
Shireman comments on the unfolding conflicts of interest scandal in the student loan world, and on policies to reform relationships between colleges and lenders.
Report Calls for Simplified Financial Aid Process for Students & Families
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2007
A new report by the Institute outlines a plan for simplifying the financial aid application process by letting financial aid applicants ask the IRS to automatically answer many of the most difficult and important questions on the FAFSA. In addition to dramatically simplifying the process for...
Project on Student Debt, February 2007
Shireman comments on the Department of Education's consideration of borrower protections in the negotiated rulemaking process, and a new bill in the U.S. Senate.
The Project on Student Debt, January 2007
See highlights of the Project's analysis of the new House leadership's proposal to halve student loan interest rates, and a statement from Project Executive Director Robert Shireman
Project on Student Debt, November 2006
The Executive Director of the Project on Student Debt comments on possible changes in regulations governing student loan repayment, and puts the regulatory process in perspective with national election results.
Project on Student Debt, October 2006
A press statement from the Executive Director of the Project on Student Debt.
Project on Student Debt, August 2006
The findings of this unique, state-level report challenge common assumptions about the relationship between debt and other factors such as tuition and cost of living. 2005 graduates in New Hampshire, Iowa, North Dakota, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania had highest student loan debt.
Groups File Administrative Petition Seeking Rewrite of Loan Payment Rules
Project on Student Debt, May 2006
A national public opinion survey released by the Project on Student Debt shows that Americans view a college education as more important then ever, but also worry that it is becoming less and less affordable. Citing concerns about rising student debt and interest rates, groups representing students...
The Project on Student Debt, May 2006
Citing concerns about rising student debt and interest rates, groups representing students, parents, educators and the loan industry submitted an administrative petition to seek regulatory changes that would create more affordable ways to repay student loans.
Project on Student Debt, February 2006
The Project on Student Debt released a white paper that analyzes the U.S. student loan programs' strengths and weaknesses and identifies practical ways to achieve a more rational and effective balance of borrower obligations and protections.

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