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Five Stories on Student Debt

Five Stories on Student Debt

These stories were taken from the thousands of stories submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when they requested comments about private educational loans and struggles with student loan debt. Download these stories —1— It’s absurd to think that the average 18-year-old understands how to make an informed decision about financial commitments they may keep

The Great Cost Shift

The Great Cost Shift

This report examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has shifted costs to students and their families. Such disinvestment has occurred alongside rapidly rising enrollments and demographic shifts that are yielding more economically, racially, and ethnically diverse student bodies. As a result students and their families now pay—or borrow—a