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Campus Update-January 2019

Campus Update-January 2019

It might be cold outside, but 2019 is off to a hot start for our campus team! We are moving forward with much of the same work that we were doing in the fall, and we are looking to expand our reach as well. We don’t technically have a New Year’s resolution, but we...

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Proposed Stress Tests for Private Colleges

Proposed Stress Tests for Private Colleges

  For Immediate Release January 22, 2019 Contact: Steve Crawford, Crawford Strategies, 857–753–4132, steve@crawfordstrategies.com Testimony of Bob Hildreth to the Massachusetts Board of Education Regarding Proposed Stress Tests for Private Colleges Framingham,...

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Massachusetts’ Disinvestment in Higher Education

A Closer Look at State Aid, Tuition Rates, and Student Debt Click to download this issue paper Executive Summary: Massachusetts has experienced deep cuts in higher education funding in the last two decades. This has resulted in significant tuition increases and one of...

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#ThanksForTheDebt

#ThanksForTheDebt

                   This Thanksgiving break, the Hildreth Institute led it’s first social awareness digital campaign — calling on activists, students, and alumni to draw attention to the lasting financial ramifications of assuming student loans. Through hundreds...

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Campus Update-November 2018

November is the time of year when we give thanks. This month we are thankful for the students we have worked with this semester, the folks who have taken the time to tell their student debt stories, the allies who stand with us, and the opportunities for campus...

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Midterm elections bring hopes to student loans Borrowers

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...

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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...

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Campus Update-October 2018

It’s hard to believe that we’re now halfway through our first semester working on college campuses! We have connected with hundreds of students and look forward to expanding our efforts to additional campuses across this state. This month we brought on Gabe...

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