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,...
The Institute for College Access & Success was one of seven California organizations that signed on to a letter to state legislators in protest of the proposed elimination of the Cal Grant program. ...
The Project on Student Debt signed on with seventeen other higher education organizations in support of H.R. 2492, a bill which would close a coverage gap in the tax treatment of forgiven student loans.
The Institute for College Access & Success joined national consumer and student groups in submitting public comments about new disclosures for private student loans...