What to Know About the Latest Free College Bills

June 23, 2021

This spring, lawmakers introduced three major legislative proposals to improve college affordability. These bills — the America’s College Promise Act, the Debt-Free College Act, and the College for All Act — differ in scope and design but would all create a new partnership between the federal government and states to better fund public higher education and waive some portion...


For Borrowers Enrolled at the Start of the Pandemic, Increased Repayment Concerns and Disproportionate Rates of Financial Hardships

May 11, 2021

While student loan repayment relief has prevented borrowers from falling into new delinquency or default on their federal loans, new analysis reveals that three in five California student loan borrowers enrolled when the pandemic began report being more worried about their ability to repay their loans than before the pandemic.


New Metrics Needed to Highlight and Close Racial Disparities in Student Debt Outcomes by College

April 1, 2021

A college degree or credential is a crucial stepping-stone for upward economic mobility. Yet far too many colleges routinely and disproportionately enroll students who end up struggling to repay or, worse, default on their student debt. Further, the debt burdens faced by students who attend these colleges fall most heavily on low-income students and underrepresented students...