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African-American and Native American Students Are Most Affected
The Project on Student Debt, April 2008
Our issue brief finds finds that almost a quarter of all community colleges do not participate in the federal loan programs, thereby forcing needy students to resort to riskier, more expensive options such as private student loans and credit cards. It also finds significant gaps in loan access...
New data now available from EconomicDiversity.org
The Institute for College Access & Success, February 2008
Financial aid data for the 2005-06 academic year shows that the percentage of students applying for federal financial aid increased much faster at community colleges than at four-year institutions over the past five years. This release also announced the most recent update to the data on...
Project on Student Debt, February 2008
Statement of Robert Shireman, executive director of the Project on Student Debt, about the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act , and the call for an amendment in the bill that would allow private student loans to be dischargeable in bankruptcy.
Statement from Robert Shireman, National Student Aid Expert
Project on Student Debt, January 2008
Statement of Robert Shireman, executive director of the Project on Student Debt, about Yale University's announcement of a new financial aid policy, and the Project's new comparison and analysis of similar policies at a variety of institutions.
Project on Student Debt, December 2007
Statement of Robert Shireman, executive director of the Project on Student Debt, about Harvard University's announcement of a new policy to eliminate student loans from its financial aid packages for all students and make college costs more clear and manageable for middle-class families.
The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2007
California’s community college system offers a chance at equal opportunity for legions of low-income and first-generation students, but our new report finds that not all of the state’s community colleges provide easy access to much-needed financial aid. Green Lights...
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...

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