Affordability

We advocate for more accessible and effective Pell Grants and Cal Grants, more affordable student loans, greater and more equitable state funding, and better information to help students make good financial decisions.

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California

California’s Master Plan for higher education guarantees a place in college for every eligible student. We seek to ensure students in the state have the financial aid and student services they need to succeed.

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Accountability

We work to hold predatory colleges accountable for deceptive and illegal conduct, reducing the number of students left worse off by burdensome student debt, and other steps to improve student outcomes.

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Casualties of College Debt

New report uses the latest federal data on delinquency and default to better understand who student loan defaulters are, explores key themes of who defaults and why that emerged across over 20 in-depth conversations with a diverse group of experts, and lifts up the lived experience of default through voices of borrowers themselves.

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Student Debt and the Class of 2017

Nationally, about two in three (65 percent) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2017 had student loan debt. These borrowers owed an average of $28,650, 1 percent higher than the 2016 average.

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Recent Updates

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The Debt is in the Details: A Review of Existing Proposals to Streamline Income-Driven Repayment

The Debt is in the Details: A Review of Existing Proposals to Streamline Income-Driven Repayment

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Repeal of the Gainful Employment Standards for Career Programs

Repeal of the Gainful Employment Standards for Career Programs

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