We Can’t Build Back Better Without Restoring the Promise of Higher Education

October 14, 2021

The Build Back Better Act includes three core higher education reforms: a new federal-state partnership to fund tuition-free community college; a boost to the maximum Pell Grant; and a landmark fund to support evidence-based student success initiatives. Together, these will go a long way toward restoring the promise of higher education and addressing the root causes of rising..


Roadmap for Reform: Making Income-Driven Repayment Work Better for Borrowers

September 29, 2021

With over 8.5 million borrowers currently enrolled, income-driven repayment (IDR) plans have become a critical safety net for student loan borrowers since the first widely available plan was created in 2007. For many borrowers, the monthly payment amount they would be required to make under a standard repayment plan is too high. IDR plans address this by allowing borrowers...