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Tax Reform Hits the Ivory Tower

Kenneth Megan / Blog November 21, 2017

Tax reform legislation, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” moving through Congress would affect nearly every sector of the American economy, including higher education.

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Bipartisan Bill Aims for Federal Student Loan Disclosures Anyone Can Understand

Kenneth Megan / Blog November 7, 2017

Helping borrowers navigate the complicated student loan system is an area ripe for more bipartisan initiatives.

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Why States Need Higher Education Reform to Meet Workforce Needs

Economy / September 28, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

The time is ripe to dig into how we can better align our higher education system to meet America’s workforce needs.

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New York’s Free College Plan: Benefits and Shortcomings

Kenneth Megan / Blog September 7, 2017

New York’s “Excelsior Scholarship” program has admirable goals but also several drawbacks that have stirred up controversy.

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Education Department’s New Loan-Servicing Plan: A Dicey Prospect

Kenneth Megan, Jake Varn / Blog July 20, 2017

Student loan servicing is not without problems, but it is unclear whether the Education Department’s new approach will actually improve the system.

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Parents: The Forgotten Student Loan Borrowers

Kenneth Megan, Jake Varn / Blog May 30, 2017

Given skyrocketing tuition prices, Parent PLUS loans have become an important tool in allowing students access to the school of their choice.

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Promoting Affordability and Accountability in the U.S. Higher Education System

Economy / June 20, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Join us for a discussion with university presidents on rising costs and the higher education system.

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The Hidden Impact of International Students

Jake Varn / Blog April 11, 2017

If U.S. institutions have lost their luster among international students, more than just academic prestige would be at stake.

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Is Performance Funding in Higher Education Effective?

Jake Varn, Kenneth Megan / Blog March 16, 2017

Today, 25 states operate some form of performance funding for higher education. But how effective have these systems been in improving student outcomes?

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America's Student Debt Explosion

Economy / Research March 14, 2017

The federal loan system is increasingly strained, evidenced by swelling debt burdens and low repayment rates.

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