The Project on Student Debt, October 2009
Community College Students Need Access to Federal Loans
The Project on Student Debt has released a new report, "Getting with the Program: Community College Students Need Access to Federal Loans," which finds that nearly one in 10 community college students in the U.S. can’t get a federal loan if they need one because their schools choose not to...
The Institute for College Access & Success, September 2009
The Institute for College Access & Success' Cedrick Andrews and Matt Reed presented at this year's National College Access Networks conference in San Francisco on financial aid award letters and best practices. ...
Comments from Team II Negotiated Rulemaking to the U.S. Department of Education regarding preferred lender arrangements, private education loans, self-certification and exit counseling.
Lauren Asher was invited to testify at the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law's hearing, "An Undue Hardship? Discharging Educational Debt in Bankruptcy."
Eighteen organizations signed on in a letter to Congress urging them to make private student loans dischargeable through bankruptcy.
A list of all the Project on Student Debt's publications and resources about private student loans.
President Obama’s budget proposes expanding and redesigning the Perkins Loan Program, a low-cost federal loan option available to some students through their colleges. Congress will play a significant role in shaping the new Perkins program. This opportunity comes at a critical time, as students...
Income-Based Repayment became available for the first time on July 1, 2009. At least a million federal student loan borrowers will be able to lower their monthly loan payments through this program, providing much-needed financial relief. Contact your lender directly to apply. There is also good...
These comments are in response to the May 26, 2009 Federal Register notice seeking public input about “how changes in the Department's financial aid communications and processes (including the FAFSA) could improve college planning, preparation and access.”
On June 22, 2009, the Institute presented these comments in response to the May 26th Federal Register notice establishing a negotiated rulemaking to improve Title IV "program integrity." Our comments touch on the verification of student aid application information, financial aid communication,...