Free Community College Proliferates in 2018 Legislative Sessions

11 May 2018

Many states have taken up the cause of providing free community college programs for their residents in the midst of rising student debt and costs of college. However, many programs are mirroring eligibility requirements that may be counter-productive to their mission of increasing college access for those most in need of it.
Jen Mishory of The Century Foundation continues her analysis of these free college programs proposed in the states.

Affordability / Quality, Blog, Partners

Did Your School Close?

11 May 2018

Some of our partners at a law firm may have opportunity for potential legal assistance for student loan borrowers. Please try to provide as much detail as possible including dates of attendance and program enrolled in. We’ll be in touch directly if they are able to take up your case.

Blog, File a Complaint

Trump Appointee Shuts Down CFPB Office for Students and Younger Consumers: What Our Partners and Allies Think

9 May 2018

In the latest move by the Trump Administration to undercut consumer protections, Trump’s Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced his plan to eliminate the office that exclusively focused on serving and protecting student loan borrowers.
Here is what our partners had to say about this dire action against student loan borrowers.

Blog, Partners, Press

Public Service Loan Forgiveness is Key for Millions of Borrowers

2 May 2018

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program allows millions the hope of one day being debt-free after years of service to their country, but despite increased investment in the program, threats of deep cuts remain in Congress. Allie Aguilera of the Young Invincibles argues the value of PSLF to both student borrowers and employers in public service industries, as well as the ways to improve the program and expand eligibility for those serving our country.

Blog, Existing Student Debt, Partners

New TICAS Fact Sheets Explore Student Loan Repayment Struggles

2 May 2018

Seven million undergraduates each year rely on federal loans to enroll in and complete college, but where are students borrowing the most to pay for college? What are the pitfalls facing these borrowers as they repay their loans? The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) has two new fact sheets analyzing these struggles and trends.

Blog, Existing Student Debt, Fact Sheets, Partners

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