The Project on Student Debt, July 2011
How Colleges Can Help Students and Families Make Better Decisions about Private Loans
Our new report Critical Choices: How Colleges Can Help Students and Families Make Better Decisions about Private Loans documents promising practices that a variety of financial aid offices are using to help prospective borrowers avoid unnecessarily risky and costly debt. It also identifies some...
Analysis of federal data from 2007-08 reveals that two-thirds of private loan borrowers did not take out all they could in safer, more affordable federal loans. This fact sheet also finds that a majority of private loan borrowers in 2007-08 attended schools with tuition and fees of $10,000 or less...
Over thirty-five organizations representing students, consumers, and higher education institutions sent a letter to the Senate asking them to oppose the DeMint amendment to the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011 (SA 400 to S. 782) or any other legislative effort that would nullify the...
Public comments in response to the April 15, 2011 Federal Register notice (76 FR 04563) seeking public input about forms serving as “the means by which eligible borrowers in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program will indicate eligible employment for the purpose of final forgiveness under...
Testimony of Pauline Abernathy, Vice President of The Institute for College Access & Success, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee for the hearing “Drowning in Debt: Financial Outcomes of Students at For-Profit Colleges."...
Thirty-five organizations representing students, consumers, and higher education institutions sent a letter to Ranking Member Cohen expressing strong support for the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2011.
Thirty-five organizations representing students, consumers, and higher education institutions sent a letter to Senator Durbin expressing strong support for the Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011.
The Institute for College Access...
The Project on Student Debt, April 2011
How Community Colleges Shortchange Students by Not Offering Federal Loans
Our new issue brief Still Denied: How Community Colleges Shortchange Students by Not Offering Federal Loans found that more than one million community college students were denied access federal student loans, the safest and most affordable way to borrow for college.
Over forty organizations advocating for students, consumers, civil rights, and college access signed on to a letter urging Senator Reid to oppose the Kline-Foxx Amendment to the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution.