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Paying for Performance in Higher Education

Kenneth Megan, Jake Varn / Blog October 13, 2016

Many states have reformed their financing systems for public universities to encourage schools to double down on helping their students graduate on time.

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House Approves Enhanced Financial Counseling for Student Borrowers

Shai Akabas / Blog July 28, 2014

Last week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4984, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, with broad bipartisan support (on a 405-11 vote). The bill would expand the frequency and scope of required financial counseling provided to student borrowers. BPC applauds this development.

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Potential Bipartisan Consensus Emerges on Improving Tuition Tax Breaks

Brian Collins, Shai Akabas / Blog March 28, 2014

In tax year 2009, college students and their parents left nearly $800 million in tax benefits for higher education on the table. Students and parents filing their taxes this spring will confront the same trio of tax breaks and many…

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CBO Continues to Show Economic Benefit of Immigration Reform with SKILLS Visa Act Analysis

Lazaro Zamora / Blog March 18, 2014

Paul Stern contributed to this post. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its cost estimate for H.R. 2131, the Supplying Knowledge-based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visa Act (SKILLS Visa Act), in conjunction with the Joint Committee…

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