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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Better Together: How a Reimagined Federal-State Partnership to Fund Public Higher Ed Could Help Bring College Within Reach for All

Comprehensive policy framework for designing a new federal-state partnership to fund public higher education. This proposal offers a roadmap for turning the tide of state disinvestment and restoring the promise of public higher education for all students.

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Student Debt and the Class of 2018

Nationally, about two in three (65 percent) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2018 had student loan debt. These borrowers owed an average of $29,200, 2 percent higher than the 2017 average.

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Recent Updates

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Statement on Chairman Alexander's Proposed Piecemeal Higher Education Package

Statement on Chairman Alexander's Proposed Piecemeal Higher Education Package

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Statement on the Release of Student Loan Default Rates

Statement on the Release of Student Loan Default Rates

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