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Out of Reach? How a Shared Definition of College Affordability Exposes a Crisis for Low-Income Students
This analysis attempts to use one definition of affordability to figure out which states have affordable college for which students. Simply, the Rule of 10 states that college is affordable if students can meet the total ...
The Debt-Free College Act of 2018
The Debt-Free College Act of 2018 would create a new federal-state partnership that re-funds our neglected system of public colleges and job training.
Addressing the Top Misconceptions about Debt-Free College
It is undisputed that the way U.S individuals pay for higher education has shifted drastically over the past few decades—from summer jobs and moderate savings, to increasingly greater amounts of debt. As with any big reform, ...
A Leg Up: How A Privileged Minority Is Graduating Without Debt
The rapid and unrelenting rise in student debt over the past decade has put college affordability and student loan policy at the forefront of the national political conversation. As policymakers begin to develop comprehensive ...
The Unaffordable Era: A 50-State Look at Rising College Prices and the New American Student
The U.S. has undergone downturns in the business cycle, what have often been viewed as necessary and temporary cuts to public higher education funding have instead become the new normal, and per-student funding has generally ...