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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Michigan

We work to ensure that college is affordable and attainable for Michiganders, from urban to rural communities. We seek to simplify the state's student aid programs and students have the resources they need to succeed.

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Dismantling Dire Disparities: A Closer Look at Racially Inequitable Funding at Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities

Report examines funding and resource patterns from the Great Recession to the peak of the economic recovery (2006 to 2018), and takes a deep dive into the public four-year colleges that disproportionately enroll and graduate BIPOC students.

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Student Debt and the Class of 2020

Average student debt at graduation in 2020 ranged from $18,350 in Utah to $39,950 in New Hampshire, and new graduates’ likelihood of having debt varied from 39 percent in Utah to 73 percent in South Dakota. In nineteen states, average debt was more than $30,000, and it was over $35,000 in six states.

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Pell Access and Completion Series | Part II: Public and Non-Profit Four-Year Universities

Pell Access and Completion Series | Part II: Public and Non-Profit Four-Year Universities

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How Reforming Income-Driven Repayment Can Reduce the Burden of Student Debt

How Reforming Income-Driven Repayment Can Reduce the Burden of Student Debt

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