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Explore the debate and science of Student Loans/Debt.

April 12, 2022

Death, Taxes, and Student Loan Forgiveness

Marina Ziemnick

Indefinitely suspending student loan payments and forgiving massive amounts of student loans leaves the root causes of the student debt crisis untouched. 

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November 16, 2021

The Pell Grant Chicken Comes Before the Egg

David Acevedo

Why expanding federal student aid only worsens the debt crisis.

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November 16, 2021

Pell Grant Expansion Actually Hurts Low-Income Students

Neetu Arnold

Expanding the Pell Grant program will lead to worse academic and economic outcomes for low-income students. Policymakers should support skill-based alternatives instead.

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October 19, 2021

Inside the Magical World of PSLF

David Acevedo

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program: Where $0 payments make your student debt dreams come true!

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September 15, 2021

The Student Debt Relief Band-Aid

Teresa R. Manning

Student debt forgiveness doesn't resolve the problem of skyrocketing tuition.

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August 17, 2021

Student Debt is Crippling College Grads. What Can Be Done?

David Acevedo

Three ways to better inform prospective students of the reality of the debt crisis and to help those who are already trapped in it.

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July 13, 2021

$300,000 for an M.F.A. in Film—Why Not?

David Acevedo

A new Wall Street Journal article exposes America’s broken student debt system—what can be done?

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June 28, 2021

How to Fix Federal Student Aid with Income Share Agreements

Michael Brickman

If students make too little to repay what they borrowed, the college, not taxpayers, should bear the burden.

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June 8, 2021

The Federal Student Loan System is to Blame for the Debt Crisis

David Acevedo

How a program intended to increase educational access has hurt American students.

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June 7, 2021

The Federal Student Loan System Isn't Worth It for Students or Taxpayers

Neetu Arnold

Policymakers must confront the stark reality that the federal student loan system is hopelessly broken. American students would be better off without it.

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