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EXPLORING ALTERNATIVES TO STUDENT LOANS

EXPLORING ALTERNATIVES TO STUDENT LOANS

At Hildreth Institute, we are interested in innovative alternative programs to replace student loans. While proposals for tuition-free college and student debt cancellation must be part of the solution, for millions considering a higher education credential, the real...

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Online Higher Education: The Death of Dorms and Residence Halls?

Online Higher Education: The Death of Dorms and Residence Halls?

In March 2020, nearly every higher education institution transitioned from traditional in-person classes to completely remote online classes. During the following fall semester, many of these institutions remained remote. The swift transition to online learning...

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The Post-Pandemic Community College

The Post-Pandemic Community College

Community colleges have a crucial role in providing higher education to Americans. In fact, enrolling in community college is becoming more and more common. A study conducted by the College Board found that in 2014, nearly half, or 42%, of all undergraduate students...

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The Racialization of Student Debt

The Racialization of Student Debt

To quote MA state representative Ayanna Pressely, “You can’t be anti-racist if you’re anti student debt cancellation.”  Student debt has the unique distinction of being a product of the racial wealth gap, and a factor that contributes to this disparity.  In the midst...

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Biden Extends Student Loan Relief, Why We Must Do More

Biden Extends Student Loan Relief, Why We Must Do More

We applaud President Biden for acting swiftly on his first day in office. Struggling student loan borrowers no longer need to worry about resuming monthly payments. The President’s directive to extend the existing student loan payments suspension with no accrual of...

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Student loan borrowers need a Bill of Rights!

Student loan borrowers need a Bill of Rights!

We've joined 55 state & national civil rights, higher education, and consumer advocacy organizations to urge Governor Charlie Baker to sign the Student Borrower Bill of Rights into law.⁣    See the letter we sent on Friday, Jan. 8th, 2020: HERE See our...

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