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Higher Education Act

5 Essential Provisions for the Higher Education Act to Alleviate Student Debt Today

Equal Justice Works | Posted 02.21.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

With the Higher Education Act (HEA) currently up for reauthorization, the best way to fix this is for Congress to pass new provisions easing the student debt burdens of all borrowers. Here are 5 key elements of the Student Loan Fairness Act (H.R. 1330), sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Congress should adopt.

How Public Service Loan Forgiveness Helps Close the Justice Gap

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.07.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Without the ability to earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness, public defender offices, nonprofits and legal aid organizations will face even larger barriers in recruiting and -- most importantly -- retaining attorneys to provide experienced and high quality representation to low- and middle-income Americans.

Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

At the end of June, Senate Democrats and House Republicans separately presented plans on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.

Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government.

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

I am not going to argue that a four-year college education isn't expensive. It is. I won't argue that its return on investment makes it worthwhile, although it surely does. I also cannot argue that increasing the number of administrators doesn't increase the cost of a higher education. It does.

Report Lays Out Possible Way To Reverse Privatization Of Public Colleges

Chronicle Of Higher Education | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

As Congress begins debating the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, proposals to change how public colleges get their federal money are start...

Shahien Nasiripour

The Government Doesn't Understand Student Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

The lack of reliable data on the $1.2 trillion student debt market may be hampering federal officials’ understanding of how student debt threatens e...

College Cost and Student Loan Debt

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

Student loans are a serious long-term obligation, but they are also far and away the smartest debt that a young person can incur. The college degree that you help finance with those loans will increase your lifetime earnings by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

New Measurements For Success At Community Colleges?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Committee on Measures of Student Success met on Wednesday to discuss if and how measurements of achievement in comm...