Affordability / Quality

FY18 Open Textbooks Program Appropriation: The Next Step Toward Textbook Affordability

29 March 2018

Open textbooks initiatives – a nationwide effort to replace high-cost publisher materials with free materials that can be accessed online or downloaded – have taken a significant step forward. For the first time, Congress has funded $5 million to support these initiatives nationwide. Kaitlyn Vitez of U.S. PIRG breaks-down what this victory means for students and their advocates trying to bring down the overall price of college attendance.

Affordability / Quality, Blog, Partners

Grading New York’s Colleges

26 March 2018

A new report by The Century Foundation’s Yan Cao examines how on three measures of higher education quality—graduate employment outcomes, student financial distress, and institutional investment in education—for-profit colleges in New York are under-performing when compared to the state’s public and nonprofit schools.

Affordability / Quality, Blog, For-Profit Programs

New Jersey and Connecticut Launch into Free College Debate

22 March 2018

The Century Foundation’s Jen Mishory takes a look at two proposals recently introduced in New Jersey and Connecticut to provide free and debt-free college programs. She examines the effectiveness of these programs to reduce debt and increase college access based on how they are set up, and to whom they’re targeted in these states.

Affordability / Quality, Blog, Partners

The Future of Statewide College Promise Programs

6 March 2018

A new report by The Century Foundation analyzes the design and implementation of states’ College Promise programs. In the past few years, dozens of states, localities, and schools have proposed or enacted “free college” policies, also known as College Promise programs.

Affordability / Quality, Blog

President-Elect Trump Has Some Ideas on Your Student Loans

16 November 2016

Let’s face it—a lot of what he’s mentioned doesn’t sound great for current and future student loan borrowers.

Affordability / Quality, Blog

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