Group Letter to Secretary Paulson on the Student Loan Bailout

November 20, 2008

The Project was one of nine national organizations to send this letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urging him to reconsider the plan to prop up private student loan markets with funds from the $700 billion economic rescue package. Private student loans are risky and expensive, and taxpayer dollars should not be spent supporting them.


Paving the Way: How Financial Aid Awareness Affects College Access and Success

November 6, 2008

In a time of over-rising college costs, financial aid is critical to increase access and success. Federal, state, and institutional aid programs help to ensure that students can afford higher education regardless of economic background. Financial aid is most effective when students and families learn about it early enough to make the right choices and plans about high school...


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Letter to President-Elect Obama

November 5, 2008

Barack Obama and his administration will soon be making important decisions about the types of financial resources available to students and their families, as well as how easy those resources are to find out about, apply for, and use. We sent a letter to President-Elect Obama congratulating him on his election and urging him to focus on reforms that will make a real difference...


Letter to President-Elect Obama

November 5, 2008

President-Elect Barack Obama and his administration will soon be making important decisions about the types of financial resources available to students and their families, as well as how easy those resources are to find out about, apply for, and use. We sent a letter to President-Elect Obama congratulating him on his election and urging him to focus on reforms that will make...


Student Debt and the Class of 2007

October 21, 2008

Our report finds that the average student loan debt for graduating seniors climbed by six percent in one year, while starting salaries rose by only three percent. Debt levels vary widely by state, with some Midwestern and New England states facing the highest debts.