The federal government allocates roughly $150 billion per year in federal student aid. Despite this significant investment, tuition prices remain high, student debt burdens continue to grow, and outcomes are lackluster at many institutions of higher education. BPC is focused on developing policies that promote affordability, incentivize improvements in student outcomes, and reduce equity gaps, with the goal of ensuring that the postsecondary system is broadly accessible to every American and provides students with a positive return on their investment.
Improving the FAFSA for Low-Income Families
Letter from the Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes Co-Chairs
Episode 6: BPC Weekly
Tracking Spending in Higher Education: A Case of Misclassification
Episode 44: Making Higher Education More Affordable
A New Course for Higher Education: Strengthening Access, Affordability, and Accountability
- January 30, 2020