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    Student Loan Bankruptcy Reform

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on student loan debt and bankruptcy reform. Witnesses discussed the rising cost of higher education and the barriers many borrowers encounter…

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    College Affordability

    The House Education and Labor Committee hosted the first in a planned series of five hearings to address the costs of higher education. Former Bush and Obama administration economic policy…

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    New York State Free Public College Tuition Program

    Beth Akers talked about New York’s new program to make state and city universities tuition-free for families with annual incomes up to $125,000.

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    Game of Loans

    Beth Akers, co-author of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt, argued that the student loan crisis in the United States was overblown and that going into debt to obtain a…

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    Federal Student Loans and the 2016 Federal Budget

    Beth Akers examines the factors that increased the costs associated with federal student loans, which the 2016 federal budget estimates grew $22 billion in 2014. She also discussed allowances in the program that allow…

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