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Borrower Voices Explain the Need for Affordable Student-Loan Repayment


28 April 2015

In order to inform the policymakers who are debating the terms of REPAYE about the urgent need for affordable and accessible student-loan repayment, the Center for American Progress and Generation Progress—together with the Higher Ed, Not Debt campaign—collected written feedback from student borrowers who have engaged with our campaign to tackle the issue of rising student-loan debt, asking them to share their experiences. The request for feedback was designed to share important context on loan repayment from borrowers who are managing their debt today.

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Corinthian Colleges to Shut Down All 28 Remaining Campuses


27 April 2015

This weekend, Corinthian Colleges announced that it would immediately shut down its remaining campuses, including Everest and WyoTech campuses in California; Everest College-Phoenix and Everest Online-Tempe in Arizona; the Everest Institute in New York; and Heald Colleges in California, Hawaii, and Oregon.

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Demand That Congress Act, Before Debt Strikes Back


24 April 2015

This week marks three years since America’s collective student debt passed $1 trillion. We have had enough. We know what is needed to stop the student debt… Read more

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Buried Under Student Loan Debt? Help Is on the Way.


17 April 2015

America’s $1.2 trillion in outstanding college loans has surpassed the country’s $700 billion credit-card bill. That huge liability is a drag on the entire U.S. economy. It’s hardly a coincidence that the number of first-time homebuyers is at a generational low, while student-loan balances are at an all-time high.

Blog, Existing Student Debt

Student Debt Held by Millennials and the Fed at Record High


17 April 2015

At least $876.1 billion of outstanding student debt is currently held by the federal government. This striking statistic, which leapt from $150 billion to nearly $900 billion in only five years, is the largest amount of outstanding loans the Fed has ever recorded.


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