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Another Way to Repay: Student Loan Forgiveness Under Income-Driven Repayment Plans

11 July 2019

This month is the 25th anniversary of the first income-driven repayment (IDR) plan, which means federal student loan borrowers may be eligible for forgiveness of their loans. If you want to know more about Income Driven Repayment Plans and how you might qualify, check out this post by our partners at the National Consumer Law Center.

Blog, Existing Student Debt, Fact Sheets, Partners

The Dark Side of Payroll Withholding to Repay Student Loans

21 February 2019

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and others have proposed a program that would create mandatory automatic deductions from people’s paychecks to repay their student loans. Our partners at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) argue why forcing borrowers to pay their student loans by withholding their full paychecks does more harm to them than good.

Blog, Existing Student Debt, Fact Sheets, Partners

A Blueprint for College Without Debt: A Policy and Messaging Guide for States to Make Higher Education Affordable Again

2 October 2018

A new policy and messaging guide by Mark Huelsman at Demos looks at how states should think about designing tuition-free or debt-free college programs, focusing on how these programs should address the student debt crisis and educational inequities for low income and minority groups.

Affordability / Quality, Blog, Fact Sheets, Free Community College, Partners

A Decade of Neglect: Public Education Funding in The Aftermath of The Great Recession

1 October 2018

The comprehensive report offers a deep dive into the austerity agendas and disinvestment that sparked the wave of teacher walkouts around the country this spring.

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Student Debt In The States – 2018 Edition.

19 September 2018

National student debt has been clocked at $1.5 trillion as of 2018, and is expected to increase absent radical steps to address the current debt held by… Read more

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