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Protect Student Borrowers in Massachusetts Now!

Protect Student Borrowers in Massachusetts Now!

We are proud to have joined in 50+ organizations to write a letter in support of the establishment of a Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights in Massachusetts (as outlined in H.3977 and included in S.2874) and urge members of the Conference Committee for the Economic...

#BlackLivesMatter for Justice and Equity

#BlackLivesMatter for Justice and Equity

Hildreth Institute affirms its solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. As Hildreth Institute continues to work for educational equity in the United States, we call for justice and equity for Black Americans. We remain vigilant to biases and structural...

Why You Need to Think About College as a Business

Why You Need to Think About College as a Business

Nonprofit colleges have a mission to do the common good. In turn, they don't pay taxes on their earnings for which some surpass $100 million each year. Nor do they pay taxes on their miles of property. It made me wonder, are colleges actually businesses? My answer was...

Why Massachusetts Needs its Own Student Loan Bill

Why Massachusetts Needs its Own Student Loan Bill

Why Massachusetts Needs its Own Student Loan Bill of Rights  Click to download this issue paper An alarming trend has emerged in which the federal government is systematically failing at overseeing student loan servicing agencies. Reports show that since President...

Higher Ed Policy Updates

Higher Ed Policy Updates

Massachusetts Updates: Student Loan Bill of Rights Hearing It has been exciting to see that several states have been working hard and moving their Student Loan Bill of Rights forward; this month, Maine signed SLBR into law, and California has made steps toward passing...

State and National Higher Ed Policy Updates — June 2019

State and National Higher Ed Policy Updates — June 2019

Massachusetts Updates: Student Loan Bill of Rights Hearing It has been exciting to see that several states have been working hard and moving their Student Loan Bill of Rights forward; this month, Maine signed SLBR into law, and California has made steps toward passing...