Monthly Archives: August 2015

Who Would Use Income Share Agreements to Pay for College?

This post first appeared at the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center Chalkboard blog. In response to concerns over the rising price of college and increasing amounts of student loan debt, the Obama Administration has worked to expand income-based repayment programs for … Continue reading

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Trends in Federal Student Loan and Pell Grant Awards

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid released its newest quarterly update on federal student loan and Pell Grant awards on Friday, and the data (through the end of the 2014-15 academic year) are nothing short of … Continue reading

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To Reduce Debt, Give Students More Information to Make Wise College Choice Decisions

This article was originally published at The Conversation. Higher education has gotten a lot of attention during the early stages of the 2016 presidential campaign. All three major candidates for the Democratic nomination – former New York Senator Hillary Clinton, … Continue reading

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Comments on Senator Clinton’s Higher Education Proposal

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign released her framework for higher education reform at midnight on Monday morning (see details here and here). The plan, officially listed at a cost of $350 billion over ten years, would move closer to the idea … Continue reading

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Why “Debt-Free” College Will Upset Some Students

In a major higher education policy proposal, former Senator and current Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton recently announced plans for higher education reforms that come close to debt-free college by increasing grant aid to students and reducing interest rates on … Continue reading

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