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FACT SHEETS: Refinancing Student Loans, State-by-State

With 40 million borrowers in the U.S. carrying $1.2 trillion in student loan debt, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. households is affected. See how refinancing student loans could alleviate that burden and help borrowers in each state.

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Transparent Oversight of Troubled Colleges Can Help Students Make Informed Choices

A new analysis finds that more than 1.5 million college students nationwide are attending institutions that are subject to additional monitoring from the U.S. Department of Education.

Millennials Overwhelmingly Support Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

A new Generation Progress poll shows widespread support among Millennials for legislation that bans discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing, and other areas of life.

Youth Unemployment Rate Increases While National Rate Remains Stable

The youth unemployment rate, for those ages 16 to 24, increased by 0.4 percent to 12.3 percent in March. The rate hasn’t seen an increase since August 2014, but it continues to be the lowest youth unemployment rate since April 2008.

The Congressional Budgets Are Not A Good Deal For Young People

This week Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate unveiled their respective budget plans that call for “A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America.” However, these plans have clearly shown that their budgeting philosophy is not in line with the interests of young people.

REPORT: Campuses and Guns: A Multilateral Approach To Gun Violence Prevention

Amidst the national gun violence prevention debate is an ongoing discussion about the protection of America’s youth and the roles that college campuses and universities play in protecting their students.

States Must Expand Higher-Education Opportunities For Undocumented Students

As the national debate over the president’s plan to expand deferred action for close to 5 million people plays out in the courts, state legislators are proposing legislation regarding undocumented immigrants’ access to higher education.

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