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to ensure access to quality, affordable education and student loan repayment for students and borrowers

VOICES

How Enrolling in an Income-Driven Repayment Plan Saved My Life

After graduating from college, I was ready to take on the world. I had my degree in hand, a big accomplishment checked off my bucket list, and, accompanying my newly enriched education, a newfound self-confidence that I hoped would make me appealing to employers as I applied for open positions. ...

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VOICES

Mainstream Media, Millennials, And Student Debt: The Great Divide

The Great Recession officially ended during the summer of 2009, but for Millennials in higher education the economic malaise persists and continues to grow.

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FACT SHEET: The Cost Of Catching Up, State-By-State

Across the United States it costs students in remediation and their families close to $1.3 billion in yearly out of pocket costs. These costs range from just over $1 million in Alaska to more than $205 million in California.

IDEAS

Remedial Education: The Cost Of Catching Up

As many as 60 percent of entering college freshman are placed into remedial education courses to develop skills they should have learned in high school, at a cost of more than $1 billion annually.

IDEAS

Vote Higher: Higher Education Messaging Toolkit

Today, 43 million Americans hold some sort of student debt, America holds $1.3 trillion in student loans, and the average student is graduating with nearly almost $30,000 in debt. Millennials know this is a crisis—they’re experiencing it first-hand. Recent research shows that it’s the ...

VOICES

Want More Millennials To Vote? Talk To Them About Higher Education.

Young people are speaking out about the issues that are the most concerning and relevant. It is now up to the candidates to make these issues a priority.

IDEAS

Annual Paperwork Should Not Stand In The Way Of Affordable Student-Loan Payments

Income-driven repayment plans have one major flaw: the need to annually reapply each year.

IDEAS

Putting Student Debt Reform On The Map

Over the past few months, states and municipalities have taken action on behalf of student loan borrowers, introducing and passing many of the policies suggested in Generation Progress' report released earlier this year.

VOICES

Robust Income-Driven Repayment Programs Can Help Borrowers Keep Payments Low

Many student loan borrowers are eligible to change the terms of their payments through income-driven repayment (IDR) plans.

VOICES

How The University Of Phoenix Is Profiting Off Students, Veterans, And Now The NCAA

The University of Phoenix—one of the largest for-profit colleges in the country—has taken advantage of thousands of students and veterans, directly contributing to the student debt crisis that has left 40 million Americans in debt. It’s been subject to multiple investigations for its ...

VOICES

What Does My Attorney General Do? Hint: It’s A Lot.

It’s clear that AGs keep busy: in addition to consumer protections, they also oversee antitrust policy, civil rights issues, environmental protections, labor laws, and more, in addition to acting as the chief legal officer for their state and its residents.

IDEAS

Something Strange With Your Student Loans? Who Can You Call? The Department Of Education

 Thousands of federal student loan borrowers across the nation now have the opportunity to air their grievances and seek redress through the Department of Education’s recently released federal student aid complaint system. By opening up a new avenue of communication between the Department of ...

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