Publications by Date

The Project on Student Debt, June 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.
Project on Student Debt, May 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...
Project on Student Debt, May 2007
Useful facts about student debt, parent borrowing, private loans, Pell Grants, and more. Includes sources.
The Institute for College Access & Success, April 2007
The Institute has submitted recommendations to the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee for its version of the Higher Education Act reauthorization. Our proposed amendments aim to strengthen the federal financial aid system by improving protections for student loan borrowers...
The Institute for College Access & Success, March 2007
This report outlines a plan for simplifying the financial aid application process by letting financial aid applicants ask the IRS to automatically answer many of the most difficult and important questions on the FAFSA. In addition to dramatically simplifying the process for students and families,...
Holland + Knight LLP, March 2007
This legal opinion concludes that the IRS may legally release tax transcript information to the Department of Education with a financial aid applicant's written request. This procedure could be used to simplify the financial aid application process by automatically answering some of the most...
Project on Student Debt, January 2007
The Senate bill, a companion to H.R 5, would increase the Pell Grant and improve protections for student borrowers, in addition to cutting student loan interest rates. Some of these protections reflect elements of our Plan for Fair Loan Payments.
The Project on Student Debt, January 2007
The Project on Student Debt has analyzed the new House leadership's proposal to cut the interest rate on certain federal student loans in half over five years. To find out who would benefit and how much, read the analysis.
Project on Student Debt, NERCHE, November 2006
This broad-based, multi-disciplinary research agenda to inform financial aid policies and student advising was sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education as well as the Project on Student Debt.
Project on Student Debt, October 2006
The best way to compare prices on a student loan is to match up the interest rates with all other factors held equal. But when lenders offer different types of discounts at different points in the repayment process, comparisons aren’t easy.