Our Voices

Midterm elections bring hopes to student loans Borrowers

  The midterms elections brought more women, millennials, and people of color to Congress. As these groups are known to be disproportionately affected by student debt, we are hopeful that their personal experience will motivate them to fix America’s crippling...

Why I am funding the Lawsuit Against Mount Ida College

The closure of Mount Ida College this spring was shocking to its students, all of whom were studying for their final exams. They had to scramble to find other schools to complete their degrees- a daunting task given that transfer deadlines for most institutions had...

Student Loan Debt Innovation

  By Bob Hildreth I went to a great AARP meeting in D.C. on Monday on Student Loan Debt Innovation. There were about 30 people in attendance from organizations as diverse as the American Teachers Federation, American Progress, The Education Trust, DEMOS, and Seth...

Mapping Student Debt Burden in Massachusetts

  By Bahar Akman Imboden Generation Progress and HigherEdNotDebt launched their third iterations of their Mapping Student Debt series. They unveiled new maps showing the average student debt burden, defined as the share of income spent on student loan payments,...

Why I’m giving $50 to every new child born in Massachusetts

  College savings plans deliver lots of dividends Originally published in Commonwealth Magazine OVER THE LAST DECADE, I’ve created three non-profit organizations with the shared mission of getting low-income students to college without taking on crushing debt....