Declining financial support for higher education has shifted costs onto consumers, increased student loan debt and decreased the affordability of higher ed.
Through the recession, college tuition skyrocketed at public universities to make up for flagging state funding. Some students who borrowed to keep up with rising costs face crushing debt repayments.
A Wisconsin student calls for action on the higher ed debt crisis. HuffPost Live goes on campus to speak with two students fighting for change.
Our research shows how the vicious cycle of student loan debt is a danger to the finances of students & their families and to our national economy.
It’s graduation time. While that’s supposed to be a joyous time for grads and their families the plain truth is that college grads are coming into a world of uncertainty: debt, lack of jobs, the prospect of no social security. Scot Ross joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel.
My name is Scot Ross and I'm a student loan debtor. I know the regret of economic opportunity lost to a loan payment.
Our research confirms the detrimental economic impact of student loan debt, finding it negatively affects new car purchasing and home ownership.
“Student loan debt is the defining economic crisis for nearly 1 million Wisconsinites,” said progressive group One Wisconsin Now in a statement.
A study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that borrowers over age 60 is the age demographic in which debt is growing the fastest.
Analiese Eicher joins 414 Wisconsin to talk about how Scott Walker is the worst governor for student loan borrowers.
One Wisconsin Now Program Director Analiese Eicher released the following statements regarding Gov. Scott Walker's atrocious record on the student loan debt.
A smorgasbord of tax giveaways to the wealthiest and corporations unveiled today by the GOP in D.C. eliminates a tax deduction for student loan borrowers.
A new report shows Wisconsin’s share of $1.4 trillion in U.S. student loan debt tops $24 billion.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau pegged Wisconsin borrowers’ share of the $1.4 trillion-plus student loan debt held nationally in 2016 at $24.4 billion.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan first introduced the bill in 2013 after learning about the implications of student debt from One Wisconsin Now.
Yet another poll of Wisconsin voters finds broad support for allowing student loan borrowers to refinance their loans.
“I find it difficult to see how 43 million Americans with $1.4 trillion in debt is not a national crisis,” said Analiese Eicher, One Wisconsin Now.
One Wisconsin Now and Student Loan Debt Crisis are urging national Democrats to include critical student loan reforms as part of their “Better Deal” agenda.
Solutions for student loan debt remain unrealized, not because they are unreachable, but because the governor and the Republicans aren’t listening and aren’t trying.
“Not only is there an uncertainty about whether or not this program is going to happen, but there’s still an uncertainty about how this works,” said Analiese Eicher.
We also need student debt forgiveness. Here’s a shout-out to Scot Ross at One Wisconsin Now for bringing the issue of student debt to the fore.
Today marks the one year anniversary of Gov. Scott Walker advising Wisconsin borrowers to “call a bank”.
Poll conducted by One Wisconsin [Institute] showed broad bipartisan support for student loan payment reform despite failure to pass such legislation in Wisconsin
Today, Gov. Scott Walker, on the two year anniversary of the suspension of his 71-day run for President, signed the 76-day late 2017 state budget into law.
Nationally, Wisconsin places sixth for percentage of graduates with debt and seventeenth highest for the average amount of debt.
In broad daylight they voted to stick it to the hardworking Wisconsin student loan borrowers who took on the personal responsibility to pay for their education.
Private jets, private schools and private equity fund managers win, the vast majority of Wisconsinites, especially student loan borrowers, lose.
Bryan Kelly talks with Analiese about reforms to help student loan borrowers refinance their debt.
A poll of Wisconsin voters commissioned by One Wisconsin Institute found nearly two-thirds of poll participants would favor a student loan refinancing program.
The poll, commissioned by the liberal policy group One Wisconsin Now and conducted by Public Policy Polling, shows just 31 percent of voters are against such a plan.
Results of a new poll commissioned by One Wisconsin Institute finds broad support for reforms to help student loan borrowers.
Leading student debt advocates have joined together to mobilize support for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program with online resources at ProtectPSLF.org.
One Wisconsin Institute, found that people with student loan debt are far more likely to rent versus own a home.
The Donald Trump Administration is getting it completely wrong, protecting predatory for profit colleges instead of hard working students and taxpayers.
While Attorneys General across the country continue to take actions to protect the rights of student loan borrowers, Brad Schimel continues to do nothing.
A study from the OneWisconsin Institute finds that it takes graduates of Wisconsin universities 19.7 years to pay off a bachelor's degree.
Scott Walker and Donald Trump may be a perfect match, but over 43 million Americans with student debt deserve better than the policies of this duo.
A survey by the One Wisconsin Institute found the average amount of time needed to repay a loan for a bachelor’s degree was about 21 years.
There's no excuse for failing to act when presented with common-sense solutions to the economic crisis of student loan debt.
Cost of Republicans' own schooling may explain ignorance of student loan debt crisis, but it doesn’t excuse their refusal to help.
Trump has shown the 43 million Americans who owe $1.4 trillion in student debt that he does not care about them.
We’re asking you to call, write or email your state legislators and urge them to support this common sense plan and include it in the state budget.
Amendment to Allow Student Loan Borrowers to Refinance, Just Like You Can With a Mortgage, Would Put State on Road to Reform.
Scott Walker’s latest scheme would undermine protections for Wisconsinites from predatory for-profit colleges at a time when it is needed more than ever.
Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Republican Party gathers for their convention this weekend, at the same time students graduate from UW schools across the state.
A study by One Wisconsin Institute revealed that on average, a graduate with a bachelor's degree will take 21 years to repay their student loans.
The bad news is if our leaders continue to fail to act, we’ll be facing $2 trillion day soon.
The 43 million-plus student loan borrowers in the U.S. look to be in line for another attack from Donald Trump, according to the one page tax “plan” released.
According to the latest estimates, over 43 million Americans now owe $1.4 trillion, making student loans the second largest consumer debt in the nation.
Take a moment to call, email to write your elected officials and tell them to commemorate $1 trillion day by supporting real reform for student loan borrowers.
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross noted that missing from the effort to protect student loan borrowers is Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel.
Donald Trump is visiting Kenosha today and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos will be standing alongside him on stage.
Contact your Senators and Representative. Tell them to protect student loan borrowers and oppose Trump and his administration’s repeal of consumer protections.
The standard repayment plan is not nearly enough according to research done by One Wisconsin Institute.
The gender pay gap highlighted today also means greater student loan debt burdens for women as a percentage of their income and longer repayment terms.