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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Legislature should look to private donations to fund UMass

Avoid tuition hikes, which burden families for decades to come HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING and the cost of attending the University of Massachusetts generated significant controversy in the budget just passed by the Massachusetts Legislature and signed by Gov. Charlie...

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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...

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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...

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