COVID-19 Student Loan Repayment Relief is Critical, But Two Consequences Need to be Addressed to Protect Borrowers

November 11, 2020

The current student loan payment relief benefits have provided vital economic support to upwards of 33 million borrowers who can better cover their basic needs during the pandemic without having to worry about their balances ballooning from unpaid interest, or their loans falling into delinquency or default. Without policymaker action, these protections will expire on December.

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2021 & Beyond: How the Biden Administration and Congress Can Ensure Higher Education Emerges From the COVID Crisis Stronger Than Ever

November 9, 2020

American colleges and universities play an essential role in building a more prosperous, equitable country. However, with colleges at a perilous point, an ambitious federal effort is needed to cushion the effects of the pandemic and recession and address longstanding challenges in affordability and equity. We outline five critical federal pillars that would help students and...

What Works: College Strategies for Reducing Student Loan Default

October 13, 2020

A brief co-authored by The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the Institute for College Access & Success revisits some of the colleges we profiled in 2014 to learn how their approaches to default prevention have evolved over time, and highlights strategies community colleges use to support students and improve their cohort default rates (CDRs).