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.
Project on Student Debt, May 2007
Shireman comments on the unfolding conflicts of interest scandal in the student loan world, and on policies to reform relationships between colleges and lenders.
Report Calls for Simplified Financial Aid Process for Students & Families
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2007
A new report by the Institute outlines a plan for simplifying the financial aid application process by letting financial aid applicants ask the IRS to automatically answer many of the most difficult and important questions on the FAFSA. In addition to dramatically simplifying the process for...
Project on Student Debt, February 2007
Shireman comments on the Department of Education's consideration of borrower protections in the negotiated rulemaking process, and a new bill in the U.S. Senate.
The Project on Student Debt, January 2007
See highlights of the Project's analysis of the new House leadership's proposal to halve student loan interest rates, and a statement from Project Executive Director Robert Shireman
Project on Student Debt, November 2006
The Executive Director of the Project on Student Debt comments on possible changes in regulations governing student loan repayment, and puts the regulatory process in perspective with national election results.
Project on Student Debt, October 2006
A press statement from the Executive Director of the Project on Student Debt.