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The Project on Student Debt, May 2010
Statement from Pauline Abernathy, vice president of the Institute for College Access & Success (home of the Project on Student Debt) on the U.S. Senate's passage of the historic financial reform legislation, which will help protect consumers from dangerous private student loans. ...
Broad Coalition Calls for Amendments to Cover all Private Student Loans
The Project on Student Debt, May 2010
In a letter sent today, nearly 40 organizations that advocate for students, civil rights, higher education, and consumers called on U.S. senators to close worrisome gaps in the Senate financial reform bill. As currently drafted, the bill does not ensure that the new Consumer Financial Protection...
Hearing Today on New Legislation to Address the Issue
The Project on Student Debt, April 2010
Statement from Lauren Asher on private student loans and bankruptcy. Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Steve Cohen introduced legislation (S. 3219 and H.R. 5043) to treat private student loans like credit cards and other similar consumer debt, rather than like criminal fines and unpaid child...
The Project on Student Debt, April 2010
In the wake of recent announcements that Williams College and Dartmouth College were scaling back their “no-loan” financial aid pledges, a new survey finds that 50 other colleges with policies to limit or eliminate loans in student aid packages foresee no major changes in the next two academic...
The Project on Student Debt, March 2010
Statement of Lauren Asher on the final passage of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, which will make college more affordable for millions of Americans by streamlining the federal student loan programs.
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.

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