The bill passed by the House and Senate includes a new Income Based Repayment (IBR) program modeled on the Plan for Fair Loan Payments developed last year by...
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. Key provisions in the bill...
Shireman comments on passage of landmark legislation to increase grant aid and make student loan repayment more fair and manageable.
NACAC and the Project on Student Debt, June 2007
How High School Counselors View Risks and Opportunities of Student Loans
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...
With the Higher Education Act up for reauthorization in Congress, our policy agenda should serve as a guide for what concerned policymakers can do to strengthen federal financial aid policies and reduce the risks and burdens of student debt.
This policy proposal would encourage states and institutions of higher education to increase the number of young adults from families with below-median incomes who enroll in and graduate from college.
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.
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...
Useful facts about student debt, parent borrowing, private loans, Pell Grants, and more. Includes sources.
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...