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Why Massachusetts Needs its Own Student Loan Bill

Why Massachusetts Needs its Own Student Loan Bill

 Closer Look Higher Education Endowments in Massachusetts Click to download this issue paper Executive Summary: Having an endowment provides stability for higher education institutions, it allows them to make commitments into the future and to adapt and respond to...

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...

First-Gen and their Families

First-Gen and their Families

  I am a first-generation college student. Which now seems to operate as click-bait rather than a truly foundational identity trait. For anyone who is first-gen, a parent of a first-gen, or a younger sibling they understand the weight of that phrase and its...

The Importance of Asking

The Importance of Asking

  By Sam Findlen-Golden I grew up in a family that expected me to go to college as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have a good public education, parents who had gone to college themselves, and an older sibling to go through the process before me and...