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New Web Site from National Consumer Law Center and the Project on Student Debt
Project on Student Debt, November 2007
The National Consumer Law Center and the Project on Student Debt announce an important new resource for student borrowers. Student Loan Borrower Assistance (www.studentloanborrowerassistance.org) provides information on repayment options,...
Project on Student Debt, October 2007
A press statement from the Executive Director of the Project on Student Debt.
The Project on Student Debt, September 2007
A new report, Student Debt and the Class of 2006, indicates that the average student loan debt for graduating seniors climbed by eight percent in one year, while starting salaries rose by only four percent. Debt levels vary widely by state, with some Midwestern and New England states facing the...
New fact sheet provides details on H.R. 2669
Project on Student Debt, September 2007
Negotiators from both houses of Congress have announced a final version of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, H.R. 2669. By reducing excessive lender subsidies, the bill frees up billions of dollars to increase grants for low-income students and to improve loan terms for borrowers. This...
Project on Student Debt, August 2007
Shireman comments on the Senate Banking Committee's passage of a bill that would improve disclosures and reduce confusion about private student loans. While this bill is a step in the right direction, Shireman urges Senators to include a provision making private loans dischargeable in bankruptcy as...
Project on Student Debt, July 2007
Shireman comments on passage of the Higher Education Access Act of 2007, a major windfall for students and families who use federal financial aid to pay for college.
Project on Student Debt, July 2007
Shireman comments on legislation passed today by the House of Representatives to increase funding for Pell Grants and cap student loan payments and interest costs.
The Project on Student Debt, June 2007
Statement from Robert Shireman on Senate HELP Committee's approval of legislation make student loans fair and manageable, increase the Pell grant, simplify the FAFSA, and redirect lender subsidies to help students.
The Project on Student Debt, June 2007
Shireman comments on the House Education and Labor committee's proposed reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, introduced June 12, 2007.
Survey: Student loans support access, but present challenges to families
NACAC and the Project on Student Debt, June 2007
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Project on Student Debt, released the findings of a national survey of high school counselors, Balancing Acts: How High School Counselors View Risks and Opportunities of Student Loans.

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