Responding to the Graduate Student Loan Crisis

A recently published report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) proposes several ways to reduce the student loan crisis, focusing on graduate students.

Trends in Student (Loan) Persistence

The Urban Institute has published a new report on the lingering student loan debt held by borrowers.

How Much Does College Really Cost?

Title:  What Is the Price of College? Total, Net, and Out-of-Pocket Prices in 2015-16 Source: National Center for Education Statistics Authors: Courtney A. Moore, Albert Y. Liu, Catharine Warner-Griffin, Jackson Miller A report recently published by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) documents the price of attending college in the 2015-16 academic year. The report… Read more »

State Failure To Plan Sets Up Students To Fail

A new issue brief released by Ithaka S+R argues states should prioritize developing coherent policy agendas for higher education funding, in order to maximize efficient use of appropriated and increasingly limited taxpayer funds, while also improving a range of student outcomes.

Recent Trends in Student Loan Debt

A report published by TICAS documents recent trends in student loan debt based on data from students who graduated from public and private nonprofit four-year colleges in 2018.

GAO Report Criticizes “Fix” to the Temporary Expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

GAO released a new report this week criticizing a recent fix to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. PSLF is intended to forgive student loans after 10 years for borrowers who work in the public sector, such as for a nonprofit or the government.

Pell Grants Covered 24 Percent of the Total Cost of Attendance in 2015-16

A recent brief from the National Center for Education Statistics uses data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) to look at the percentage of the total cost of attendance covered by Pell Grants.

Report Provides Guidance on Financial Aid Programs and Federal Nondiscrimination Law

A recent report released by the College Board, Education Counsel, and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provides guidance on how institutions can design and implement scholarship and financial aid programs that improve the outcomes of students from diverse backgrounds in legally sustainable ways.

Digital Tool Examines State Financial Aid Programs Across the Nation

The Education Commission of the States recently published a resource tool that examines the two largest financial aid programs offered in each state.

University of Baltimore Program Offers Human Services Degree to Incarcerated People

The Second Chance College Program at the University of Baltimore (UB) provides access to higher education to incarcerated individuals at the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland, with the aim to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for educational and employment success.

Higher Education Committee of 50 Releases Policy Recommendations to Congress

A committee of postsecondary leaders convened by NASFAA released 36 comprehensive policy recommendations on college access, affordability, accountability, and transparency.

Center for American Progress Brief Examines Pell Grant Data

A brief from the Center for American Progress highlights newly released U.S. Department of Education data demonstrating positive gains by and room for improvement in the federal Pell Grant Program.