Fixing Higher Education: Looking at the Costs and Benefits of Erasing Student Debt

The ever-growing sum of national student loan debt (now at a mind-boggling total of approximately $1.2 trillion) is one of the greatest burdens currently confronting this country. Coinciding with major increases in college tuition and the decreased value of a… Continue Reading

The Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act of 2015: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Earlier this month, Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Michael Bennett (D-CO) introduced the Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency (FAST) Act, which looks to eliminate much of the complexity surrounding the process of applying for federal student financial aid. The bill… Continue Reading