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

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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 2019

More than six in ten (62%) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2019 had student loan debt and they owed an average of $28,950. This is a lower share of students than the Class of 2018 (65%), and a very slight decline (less than 1%) in total debt from the 2018 average of $29,200.

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The Retention and Completion Fund: What it Would Mean for Students and States

The Retention and Completion Fund: What it Would Mean for Students and States

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How Congress Can Recession-Proof Public Higher Education

How Congress Can Recession-Proof Public Higher Education

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