Student Loan Debt Category Archive


  • Gov. Tony Evers Creates Task Force to Take on Student Loan Debt Crisis in Wisconsin

    Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order today creating a student debt task force to find ways to help Wisconsinites swept up in the deepening economic crisis.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/29/2020
  • NYU Students Don’t Know If the Degree Is Worth the Debt

    A study by One Wisconsin Institute reports that it takes an average of 21.1 years to pay back the student loan debt accumulated from earning a bachelor’s degree.

    Washington Square Times, 11/11/2019
  • Wisconsin Graduates Seventh for Debt

    “This is not a sustainable state of affairs. We need reform and we need it now,” Analiese Eicher said in a press release.

    Advance Titan, 10/23/2019
  • Crises Collide: Low Teacher Pay Intensifies Student Loan Debt Crisis for Educators

    The more college debt that students incur, the less likely they are to choose to work in a lower-wage profession such as teaching.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2019
  • Unsealed Memo Exposes Student Loan Servicer Navient Pushing Payment Plans Driving Borrowers Deeper Into Debt

    The memo shows yet again how borrowers caught in the $1.6 trillion student debt crisis have been treated unfairly by the system.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/26/2019
  • Student Loan Debt in Wisconsin Continues to Outpace National Average, According to Latest Research

    Wisconsin remains in the top ten states in the nation for the percentage of graduates with student loan debt.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/19/2019
  • State Budget, Student Loan Debt, Soccer

    Analiese joins Matt Rothschild in the Madison studios to talk the state budget, student loan debt and soccer.

    WTTN-FM, 07/29/2019
  • Republican Lawmakers Seek Path to Ending UW Tuition Freeze by Proposing Inflationary Increases

    Mike Browne, deputy director of liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said the GOP proposal is "ludicrous".

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/25/2019
  • ‘Ludicrous’: Republicans Offer New Plan to Hike Tuition

    Republican state legislators revealed they will propose a plan to increase tuition at University of Wisconsin schools.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/25/2019
  • Student Debt Earns State a Bad Ranking

    According to One Wisconsin Now... more than one million Wisconsinites carry $24 billion in total student-loan debt.

    Urban Milwaukee, 07/18/2019
  • Republican State Budget: No Help For One Million Student Loan Borrowers, But a Special Favor For One Electric Car Enthusiast

    Republicans refused to include Tony Evers' 2019 budget provision to help by setting up a state plan for allowing borrowers to refinance their loans.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/28/2019
  • Democratic Candidates for President Support Solutions to Stem Student Loan Debt Crisis While Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Even Debate

    Candidates in the Democratic presidential primary support student loan debt reforms with several already having rolled out formal plans to help take on the $1.5 trillion crisis.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/25/2019
  • Analiese Eicher: Wisconsin Republicans Make a Bad Student Loan Debt Situation Worse

    There is no debating that $1.5 trillion in student loan debt is a national economic crisis.

    Capital Times, 06/05/2019
  • College Students Vastly Underestimate How Long It’ll Take to Pay Off Their Debt

    One Wisconsin Institute even estimates the average length of repayment at a little over 21 years.

    Washington Examiner, 05/31/2019
  • Making a Bad Student Loan Debt Situation Worse, Legislative Republicans Reject Reform

    Nearly two-thirds of graduates in 2017 left college in Wisconsin not just with a degree but also an average debt of nearly $30,000.

    Analiese Eicher, 05/31/2019
  • College Grads Expect to Pay Off Student Debt in 6 Years—this Is How Long It Will Actually Take

    One Wisconsin Institute found that the average length of repayment for student debt borrowers is 21.1 years.

    CNBC, 05/23/2019
  • How Much Student Loan Debt Do Americans Have?

    According to a study from One Wisconsin Institute, it takes an average of 19.7 years to pay off a 4-year degree.

    WCCO-TV, 05/21/2019
  • Resistance Radio: May 20, 2019

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Analiese Eicher appeared on WRRD-AM to discuss the student loan debt crisis.

    WRRD-AM, 05/20/2019
  • Double Dose of Disappointment For Student Loan Borrowers From Joint Committee on Finance

    Republican majority on the Joint Committee on Finance refused the opportunity to provide help to student loan borrowers today.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2019
  • Wisconsin Republicans Refusing to Help Student Loan Borrowers, Again

    GOP leadership in the state legislature released a memo announcing they are axing state budget proposal to help student loan borrowers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/02/2019
  • Average UWM Student Debt Rose 194%

    Indeed Walker himself apparently faced this problem, as Analiese Eicher, Executive Director of ... One Wisconsin Now, points out.

    Urban Milwaukee, 04/30/2019
  • Wisconsin U.S. Representative Mark Pocan Re-Introduces Plan to Allow Federal Student Loan Debt Refinancing

    Borrowers who are currently repaying federal student loans would be able to refinance their loans with the federal government.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/10/2019
  • Wisconsin Democrats Seek Support to Create Student Loan Refinancing Authority

    "This is a real crisis," said Analiese Eicher, executive director of longtime refinancing advocate One Wisconsin Now.

    Capital Times, 03/12/2019
  • Gov. Evers Proposes State-run Student Loan Refinancing System in New Budget Proposal

    “Student loan borrowers are Democrats and Republicans, young and old, rural and urban, men and women, people of color and white.”

    Badger Herald, 03/12/2019
  • Gov. Tony Evers Administration Stepping Up With Real, Common Sense Solutions to Take on $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Debt Crisis

    Gov. Tony Evers has directed his administration to develop a plan to provide common sense relief to state student loan borrowers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/11/2019
  • Gov. Tony Evers’ Budget Plan: Progress on Solutions for Student Loan Borrowers and Protections for Wisconsin Voter Rights

    Gov. Tony Evers includes important steps to address the $1.5 trillion-plus student loan debt crisis and protect voting rights.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/28/2019
  • Gov. Tony Evers Budget Plan to Offer New Hope for Help to Student Loan Borrowers

    Tony Evers announced his budget plan will take steps toward implementing a plan to let borrowers refinance their student loans.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/25/2019
  • What Is the Average Time It Takes to Repay Student Loans?

    According to a survey of 61,000 respondents conducted by One Wisconsin Institute, the average time to pay off student loan debt is 21.1 years.

    Credible, 01/16/2019
  • Assembly Republicans Missing an Opportunity to Make Bipartisan Progress By Tackling Student Loan Debt Crisis

    If Republicans want to make bipartisan progress on a critical issue, helping student loan borrowers is a common sense solution.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/10/2019
  • Desperate Scott Walker Campaign Criticizes Tony Evers for Supporting a Bigger Tax Break and Better Plan for Student Loan Borrowers

    Scott Walker is now criticizing Tony Evers for supporting a tax break for student loan borrowers and a common sense plan to help them refinance student loans.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/17/2018
  • Point Counterpoint: No One Looks Out for Students Like Sen. Tammy Baldwin

    According to One Wisconsin Institute’s “Student Loan Voter Scorecard,” Vukmir has consistently voted against ... college students in Wisconsin.

    Badger Herald, 10/16/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now Delivers Testimony Before Federal Government Committee Considering Changes to Student Loan Rules

    One Wisconsin Now Program Director Analiese Eicher today delivered testimony at a public hearing before a federal negotiated rule-making committee.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/13/2018
  • Student Debt Becomes WISGOP 2018 Panic Room Issue

    John Nygren has been seeking information about a program in Connecticut that helps borrowers there refinance their student loans at lower interest rates.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/13/2018
  • Testimony Before Federal Government Committee Considering Changes to Student Loan Rules

    The Betsy DeVos Department of Education and the Scott Walker administration are moving to make the student loan debt system problems worse, not better.

    Analiese Eicher, 09/13/2018
  • DeVos Plan Riles Higher Education Officials

    “Students and borrowers are not asking for much,” said Analiese Eicher, program director of the Madison-based One Wisconsin Now.

    Kenosha News, 09/13/2018
  • Walker Unveils More Details for Student Debt Relief Proposal

    Analiese Eicher from One Wisconsin Now, a left-leaning think-tank, said the tax credit will not be enough to help borrowers with their monthly payments.

    Badger Herald, 09/12/2018
  • Close to Home

    SCOTT WALKER: How many of you are worried about paying for college? I get it – that’s why we froze UW tuition for six years. I want to freeze it for another...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/11/2018
  • Looking At The Student Loan Debt Crisis

    In the United States right now, student loan debt is second only to home mortgage debt. How did we get here? Molly Stentz talks to Analiese Eicher.

    WORT-FM, 09/11/2018
  • Why Walker Must Go Negative

    Walker’s strategy is clear, Ross charges: “Instead of running on his record, he’s running on what he didn’t do.”

    Urban Milwaukee, 08/28/2018
  • Democrats’ Bill Would Address Students’ Financial Struggles

    “Student loan debt is a clear and present multi-generational danger to the Wisconsin economy,” said One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin Gazette, 08/23/2018
  • More Than 121,000 Likely Voters in Milwaukee County Pay Monthly Student Loan Debt

    One Wisconsin Now's Analiese Eicher reminded the eight hopefuls that Scott Walker is the “worst governor in America for the student loan debt crisis.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/03/2018
  • Student Debt Duo Scott Walker and Betsy DeVos Team Up to Roll Back Protections From Predatory For-Profit Colleges

    Cuts to State Oversight and Rollback of Federal ‘Borrowers Defense’ Rule Leaves Students Vulnerable to Abuse

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/31/2018
  • Scott Walker Hits Heights of Hypocrisy in Appearance Before Armed Service Veterans in Fox Valley

    If Scott Walker really wanted to show respect for our veterans his policies would reflect that.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/13/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Hasn’t Called a Bank to Refinance His Family’s Student Loan Debt, And He Won’t Help Other Wisconsin Families Refinance Their Student Loans

    When Scott Walker was questioned this week about whether he has followed his own advice, he indicated he had not.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/24/2018
  • Student Loan Debt Has Risen to 1.5 Trilllion Dollars

    Analiese Eicher from One Wisconsin Now has been researching the issue of student loan debt for a while and joins 414Wisconsin to illuminate.

    WRRD-AM, 05/22/2018
  • No Gifts for College Grads From Republicans This Weekend

    College students across Wisconsin aren’t getting any presents from Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans in Wisconsin and Washington D.C.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/11/2018
  • Student Loan Debt Rises 50 Percent on Sixth Anniversary of $1T Day

    April 25, 2012 is recognized as the day student loan debt in the U.S. reached the $1 trillion mark. Six years later student loan debt exceeds $1.5 trillion.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/25/2018
  • How Much Will Investing in Your Education Cost You in Debt?

    Analiese Eicher explained that after freezing tuition, Walker’s administration also considerably cut the amount of funding allocated to the universities.

    Daily Cardinal, 04/25/2018