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Explore the debate and science of Student Loans/Debt.

November 17, 2022

Statement on Recent Student Loan Court Decisions

Teresa R. Manning

The Biden Administration's student loan forgiveness plan is overreaching and includes no reforms to the existing financing system. Recent Court decisions point Biden to legislative, not executive,......

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October 5, 2022

0% Interest on Student Loans Is the Next Debt Forgiveness

Neetu Arnold

Interest-free student loans benefit the higher education system and the wealthy. But they are not in the interest of most Americans.

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October 4, 2022

Less Money, More Problems

Marina Ziemnick

Biden’s income-based repayment proposal might win over a few voters prior to the midterm elections—but it does so at the expense of the very students it claims to help.

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August 30, 2022

Passing the Check on Student Loans

Marina Ziemnick

Debt forgiveness only makes financial sense as part of a broader restructuring of higher education financing—a truly one-time deal, designed to wipe the slate clean and reboot the system.

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August 9, 2022

A 645 Billion Dollar Hole in Taxpayers’ Pockets

Marina Ziemnick

Over the past 25 years, 645 billion taxpayer dollars have been lost thanks to the federal government’s careless calculations about student loans.

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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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