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The Project on Student Debt, April 2009
Worried about how you will pay off student debt after graduation? Are your current student loan payments unaffordable? What if you can’t get a decent paying job in this economy? If you have federal student loans, no matter when you took them out, a new program that begins in July 2009 could provide...
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2009
President Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget offers a bold and welcome new approach to student aid and will help make higher education more affordable for millions of students and families. It takes major steps towards aligning our financial aid system with what students really need to succeed in...
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2009
President Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget offers a bold and welcome new approach to student aid and will help make higher education more affordable for millions of students and families. It takes major steps towards aligning our financial aid system with what students really need to succeed in...
Project on Student Debt, February 2009
The Project on Student Debt made recommendations for the stimulus bill recognizing of the importance of college access for a sustained economic recovery.
The Project on Student Debt, December 2008
Thirteen higher education groups sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging that their economic stimulus bill include major new investments in college affordability, including a dramatic Pell Grant increase, a boost in funding for Federal Work-Study, more access to PLUS loans, and emergency...
The Project on Student Debt, October 2008
In this statement, Executive Director Robert Shireman responds to the College Board's 2008 Trends reports. He points out that college costs include much more than just tuition, and that our own report, Student Debt and the Class of 2007, can provide local perspective on student debt levels.
The Project on Student Debt, October 2008
In this statement Executive Director Robert Shireman responds to the Department of Education's final regulations for Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
The Project on Student Debt, October 2008
A new report, Student Debt and the Class of 2007, indicates that the average student loan debt for graduating seniors climbed by six percent in one year, while starting salaries rose by only three percent. Debt levels vary widely by state, with some Midwestern and New England states facing the...
Project on Student Debt, June 2008
Each July 1, interest rates and other key terms change for federal student loans. This year, interest rates decrease and borrowers in public service professions can take a major step toward student loan forgiveness. The following is a summary of what college students, their parents, and people...
Report Finds Current Law Prevents Efforts to Limit Merit Aid
The Institute for College Access & Success, June 2008
Over the past two decades, colleges and universities have increasingly engaged in financial aid “bidding wars” for students with high test scores or grades but little or no financial need. A new white paper suggests that colleges could free up significantly more funding for need-based financial aid...

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