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Increasing Postsecondary Attainment Through Smarter Student-Loan Repayment

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26 March 2015

By the year 2020, nearly two-thirds of U.S. job openings will require postsecondary education, according to workplace projections by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Those projections show that 35 percent of jobs in 2020 will require a bachelor’s degree and 30 percent will require an associate’s degree or other education credential. Based on current postsecondary education attainment levels, this data means that the U.S. economy will soon face a shortfall of 5 million college-educated workers.

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What’s the Worst Part About Repaying Your Student Loans?

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25 March 2015

In the upcoming weeks the Department is holding meetings to decide how these repayment programs will work. It is important that that the Department hear from borrowers like you who are paying back loans. Take this quick survey and share it so we can make sure your voice is heard! We will use this survey to fight for change—but it’s only possible with your help.

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Student Loan Refinancing Can Help Borrowers

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19 March 2015

As student debt continues to make up a larger financial obligation for American households, it is imperative that we provide student debtors with as many mechanisms as possible to pay back their loans as quickly as possible. One way to do so is to provide borrowers with an opportunity to refinance federal and private student loans down to current interest rates, thereby lowering their monthly payment and saving potentially thousands over the life of their loan.

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Connecticut Could Become a Leader in Tackling Student Debt

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19 March 2015

Last week in Atlanta, GA, President Obama announced his plan to help protect student borrowers with his Student Aid Bill of Rights. Just days before, legislators in Hartford, CT quietly started to make big moves at the state level that could help those with student loan debt in a few big ways.

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Sen. Warren Reintroduced a Student Loan Refi Bill: Our Thoughts

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18 March 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced that she will reintroduce legislation to allow student-loan borrowers to refinance their loans to a lower interest rate. Last week, President Obama called for a grassroots effort to support the Student Aid Bill of Rights. In response, Student Debt Crisis, National Education Association, and Higher Ed, Not Debt received more than 58,000 pledges in support of the president’s plan.

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