Student Debt and the Class of 2006

September 25, 2007

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

Key Provisions in H.R. 2669

September 7, 2007

Both houses of Congress have passed H.R. 2669, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. When it is signed by the president, the new law will redirect taxpayer subsidies away from student loan companies and toward increased grant aid and improved benefits for borrowers.

Balancing Acts

June 8, 2007

A national survey co-sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Project on Student Debt finds that high school counselors see worries about student debt affecting families’ decisions about college, and that counselors themselves are concerned about rising student debt.

Private Loan Policy Agenda

June 5, 2007

This policy agenda for private student loans outlines a way to give students and parents with private loans access to the kind of information and consumer rights that other types of borrowers can count on.

Student Loan Reforms: Preventing Conflicts of Interest

May 11, 2007

As the student loan conflict-of-interest scandal keeps making headlines, policymakers have developed proposals to restrict or ban questionable college and lender practices. This comparison includes the Student Loan Sunshine Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 9, 2007, and other major legislative, regulatory and voluntary proposals. Issues covered include lender-college...