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The Project on Student Debt, March 2010
Statement from Lauren Asher on the student loan reform legislation contained in the reconciliation bill.
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2010
New research shows that hundreds of thousands of California Community College students are eligible for federal Pell Grants but do not apply, leaving up to $500 million unclaimed in 2009-10. The analysis looks at other trends in financial aid application and receipt at the California community...
The Project on Student Debt, March 2010
Statement from Lauren Asher on the need to include the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act in reconciliation.
The Project on Student Debt, February 2010
Statement from Lauren Asher on the President's FY 2010-11 budget, which includes an historic Pell Grant increase, makes student loan repayment more manageable, and other important reforms to make college more affordable.
The Project on Student Debt, January 2010
Statement from Lauren Asher about President Obama's proposal to improve Income-Based Repayment.
The Institute for College Access & Success, January 2010
Statement of Program Director Deborah Frankle Cochrane on Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed 2010-11 budget.
The Project on Student Debt, December 2009
The U.S. Department of Education has released a preview of new draft default rates yesterday. The new data show nearly 400,000 students who entered repayment in 2007 had defaulted by 2009, representing 12 percent of all students who entered repayment that year. Nearly half of these borrowers (44...
The Project on Student Debt, December 2009
Statement of Lauren Asher on House passage of a bill to create the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which would have oversight over all private student loans and help protect consumers from these and other risky financial products.
New report includes state-by-state and campus-by-campus student debt averages for class of 2008
The Project on Student Debt, December 2009
College seniors who graduated in 2008 carried an average of $23,200 in student loan debt. Meanwhile, unemployment climbed from an already challenging 7.6 percent in the third quarter of 2008 to 10.6 percent in 2009. See average student debt and the share of students borrowing for all 50 states...
The Project on Student Debt, November 2009
This month, students who graduated from college in May are facing their first monthly student loan payments. Federal student loans have a grace period that gives most borrowers six months to get a job and figure out their finances. But graduating into a recession can make it hard to keep up with...

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