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.
With student loan debt rising to record levels and Wisconsin ranking in the top five states for percentage of graduates with debt, it’s time for real solutions.
Gov. Walker and the Republicans have been exposed as phonies on the student loan debt crisis. They’ve made the crisis worse.
Voters overwhelmingly support a specific component of the Higher Ed, Lower Debt bill plan to allow student loan borrowers the ability to refinance their loans.
As the percentage of state graduates with debt and the size of their burden continues to increase it’s time for the legislature to stop make excuses.
“Pay-to-play certainly comes to my mind and I know I’m not alone,” said Scot Ross, executive director of the progressive group One Wisconsin Now.
Jenni Dye, research director for One Wisconsin Now, said the organization's work on student loan debt is a big part of what drew her to the job.
This hearing is the opportunity for legislators to hear their stories and understand the critical need for common sense reform.
The Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act is common sense reform to help put Wisconsinites on the path to the middle class instead of sentencing them to decades of debt.
The student loan debt crisis is real, the need for reform is urgent and the opportunity is before us.
To deny them the opportunity of the American dream when they're doing the yeoman's work, the hard work of helping people ... is a crime.
Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act Introduced, Would Allow Wisconsin Borrowers to Refinance Student Loans Just Like You Can a Mortgage
Now it’s time for their elected leaders to step up for them and put common sense before politics by allowing borrowers to refinance their student loans, just like you can with a mortgage.
One Wisconsin Now is using Halloween to debut a new graphic depiction of the horrors of Gov. Scott Walker’s opposition to common sense student loan reforms for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites.
In a deceptive new ad, the flailing campaign of Gov. Scott Walker is trying to whitewash his disastrous record on student loan debt and higher education.
Students, borrowers and their families are increasingly being squeezed by a system in which dramatic cuts to the university and technical colleges, skyrocketing tuition and profiteering by big banks and the federal...
A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau points to the need for significant reform to the student loan system, including allowing refinancing.
During an editorial board visit with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, today, Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke reiterated her call for student loan reform.
Students and borrowers have done the right thing. Mary Burke is listening to them and Gov. Walker is listening to the Wall Street bankers financing his campaign.
Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke told the Associated Press her “first priority” as governor would be passing the Higher Ed, Lower Debt bill to lower student debt.
Gov. Walker Refuses to Help Student Loan Borrowers As His WEDC Lets Businesses That Owe Millions to State Off the Hook
Gov. Scott Walker has steadfastly refused to support a common sense state plan to allow students loan refinancing, just like you can a mortgage.
Pricetag of Student Loan Debt Continues to Rise: Recent Study Shows Housing Industry Loses $83 Billion in Sales Annually
A recent study from a home building industry consulting firm estimates student loan debt is costing the U.S. housing market $83 billion annually in lost home sales.
The Higher Ed, Lower Debt bill was something substantive that dealt with student loan debt from a long-term perspective, and Republicans killed it without even a second glance.
This bill was something substantive that dealt with student loan debt from a long-term perspective, and Republicans killed it without even a second glance.
Armed Services Veteran, UW Student Tells Gov. Walker Voter ID Law Will Not Keep Students From Polls in November
The following are the statements of U.S. Army veteran and UW-Waukesha student Saul Newton delivered at a community event on the recent 7th Circuit Court decision lifting an injunction on the enforcement of a photo ID requirement.
While 150,000 Seniors See Social Security Garnished by Student Loan Debt, Walker Refuses Common Sense Reforms
Yet in Wisconsin, Gov. Walker continues to refuse to support common sense reforms to help borrowers like allowing them to refinance their student loans.
A recent college campus tour undertaken by the increasingly desperate campaign of Gov. Scott Walker earns failing grades for failing to take on the $1.2 trillion student loan debt crisis.
Johnson could be the deciding vote on legislation authored by Sen. Warren, and sponsored by Sen. Baldwin, to allow student loans to be refinanced.
Workplace and Health Care Gender Inequality, Not Jobs, Making a ‘Wisconsin Comeback’ With the Regressive Policies of Gov. Walker
Gov. Scott Walker, who plunged the state to last in the Midwest in jobs on his watch, is touting a “Wisconsin comeback” in his stump speeches and TV ads.
The national ‘PBS NewsHour’ program will feature One Wisconsin Now and the Institute’s work on the student loan debt crisis in a segment airing Tuesday evening.
Gov. Walker is visiting a branch of ITT Tech which operates 145 campuses in 35 states and is one of four for-profit colleges under investigation by multiple attorneys general across the country.
The latest Marquette University Law poll shows former Trek Executive Mary Burke with a commanding lead of 48-35 among voters aged 18-29.
Massive cuts, skyrocketing tuition and opposing reforms that would allow borrowers to refinance their loans, just like you can a mortgage or car loan – that’s the Walker-Kleefisch record.
Research conducted by the liberal advocacy group, One Wisconsin Institute, found Wisconsin residents with student loan debt were paying nearly $500 a month for more than 20 years.
In Historic First, Wisconsin Democrats Call for Action to Help Over 753,000 Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers
In a historic first, Wisconsin Democrats today included support for common sense measures to help Wisconsin borrowers refinance their student loan debt as part of their party platform.
Seceding from the Union or Providing Relief from Student Loan Debt Crisis: Which is Better for the Wisconsin Economy?
The GOP engaged in a debate over a party platform resolution authorizing the state to secede from the union. Democrats meanwhile are set to take on serious economic issues.
Allowing for the refinancing of student loans is a common sense, pro-consumer solution to help 40 million Americans with over $1.2 trillion in debt.
The two-year anniversary of student loan debt hitting $1 trillion in the U.S. ought to be a clarion call to action. If we allow this crisis to continue to grow unchecked it will most certainly become a full-blown economic catastrophe.
It is past time for all of our leaders to lead on addressing student loan debt. They have over one trillion reasons to do so.
The One Wisconsin [Institute] survey found that the average monthly loan payment for respondents of all educational attainment was $388 a month.
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross railed against Walker for “his stunning lack of leadership” related to the stalled Higher Ed, Lower Debt student loan relief bill.
If Gov. Scott Walker really wants to help Wisconsin families with higher education expenses, he should support reforms on student loan debt instead of grabbing headlines about another tuition freeze at the...
Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has included key provisions of the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act in her “Invest for Success” jobs plan released today.
National Coalition Seeks Solutions to $1.2 Trillion Student Loan Debt Crisis and to Restore Fairness for Borrowers
A new national coalition, Higher Ed Not Debt, is bringing advocates and borrowers together in a campaign to restore fairness to a student loan system gone horribly awry.
Student loan borrowers deserve a system that treats them fairly and a shot at the middle class, not a multi-decade debt sentence!
Experts and legislators provided testimony to the Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee on Monday in support of Assembly Bill 498, the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act.
There are hundreds of thousands of borrowers with student debt in Wisconsin. They've done the right thing, working hard to get their education or job training and taking on the personal responsibility.
A standing room only crowd packed the room to share their stories and call for action on the student loan debt crisis at today’s Senate committee hearing on the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act, Senate Bill 376.