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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
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College Loan Default Rates Rise 20 Years After Enrollment

Similarly, another study from One Wisconsin Institute found that loan repayment takes 19.7 years for bachelor’s degrees and 23 years for graduate degrees.
Study Breaks
01/30/2018
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How to Know if College Is Worth It

In a survey by the One Wisconsin Institute respondents reported an average repayment period of approximately 21 years for college debt.
Teen Vogue
01/05/2018
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Student loan forgiveness program is about to face its first major test

“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.
MarketWatch
09/29/2017
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New poll shows popular support for student loan payment reform

Poll conducted by One Wisconsin [Institute] showed broad bipartisan support for student loan payment reform despite failure to pass such legislation in Wisconsin
Badger Herald
09/26/2017
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Bryan Kelly talks with Analiese about reforms to help student loan borrowers refinance their debt

Bryan Kelly talks with Analiese about reforms to help student loan borrowers refinance their debt.
WRRD-AM
09/12/2017
In The News

New Poll of Wisconsin Voters Picks Up On Student Loan Trends

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 Student Loan Report
09/12/2017
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Poll: 64 percent of WI voters want state plan for student loan refinancing

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.
WKOW-TV
09/11/2017
Press Release

New Poll: Strong Support for Reforms to Help Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers

Results of a new poll commissioned by One Wisconsin Institute finds broad support for reforms to help student loan borrowers.
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One Wisconsin Institute
09/11/2017
Press Release

Student Debt Reform Advocates Unveil New Online Resource for Borrowers

Leading student debt advocates have joined together to mobilize support for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program with online resources at ProtectPSLF.org.
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One Wisconsin Institute
08/16/2017
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Piling On: DeVos, Trump Make Student Loan Crisis Worse

One Wisconsin Institute, found that people with student loan debt are far more likely to rent versus own a home.
The Progressive
08/07/2017
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This is the age most Americans pay off their student loans

A study from the OneWisconsin Institute finds that it takes graduates of Wisconsin universities 19.7 years to pay off a bachelor's degree.
CNBC
07/03/2017
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Non-Educational Spending of Student Loan Funds Increasing

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.
GoodCall
06/06/2017
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6 Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

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.
Associated Press
05/07/2017
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New York is a beacon of free tuition…

The standard repayment plan is not nearly enough according to research done by One Wisconsin Institute.
Daily Titan
04/12/2017
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Presidential Candidates’ Plans for Tackling Student Debt

The average amount of debt per student has increased more than 50 percent in the last decade, according to TICAS, and One Wisconsin Institute.
Loyola Phoenix
11/03/2016
Press Release

Real Life Stories Highlight Toll of Student Loan Crisis

One Wisconsin Institute has released two new videos of student loan borrowers telling their stories as part of their “I Am A Student Loan Voter” campaign.
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One Wisconsin Institute
11/02/2016
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Experts assess college affordability proposals

"This debt causes a significant economic drag on the state's economy," said Mike [Browne], an analyst at One Wisconsin Institute.
Wausau Daily Herald
10/25/2016
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At The Top of Their Class

A new Student Loan Voter Scorecard recently released by the non-partisan One Wisconsin Institute evaluated the positions taken by state legislators.
SSDC
10/24/2016
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Student Loan Debt Video Series Highlights Borrowers’ Stories

One Wisconsin Institute is releasing a series of video interviews featuring Wisconsin borrowers telling their stories about what student loan debt means to them and their families.
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One Wisconsin Institute
10/14/2016
Column

Refinancing Federal Student Loans: A Crisis You Should Know

You cannot refinance federal student loans with the government. We need to change the system. That means changing the minds of politicians like Scott Walker.
Analiese Eicher
Analiese Eicher
09/29/2016
Press Release

One Wisconsin Institute Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Student Loan Voter Scorecard

At StudentLoanVoter.org, Wisconsin Voters Can Find Out Who Is, And Who Isn’t, Supporting Common Sense Reforms to Reduce Burden on Student Loan Borrowers.
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One Wisconsin Institute
09/21/2016
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Debt Perception

Based on current projections by One Wisconsin Institute, a nonprofit organization that conducts research on student loan debt, it will take 21 years or so to repay this amount.
Workforce
03/28/2016
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Elizabeth Warren, Russ Feingold talk student debt at UW-Madison

One Wisconsin Institute has shown that those with student loan debt are more likely to rent than buy a home and more likely to buy a used car than a new one.
Capital Times
09/27/2015
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Scot Ross: Back to school shouldn’t mean decades of debt

For too many Wisconsinites, the $1.3 trillion student loan debt crisis continues unabated, burdening their family finances and holding back our economy.
Capital Times
09/01/2015
Column

Higher Ed Cost Shift Sabotaging State’s Growth

If we’re going to move our state forward, we need to choose a different path by recommitting to public education as a public good and reducing student debt.
Scot Ross
Scot Ross
05/15/2015
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Federal agency visits Milwaukee to hear student debt concerns

The message is clear: many student debt services deserve an "F" grade, and the federal government wants to improve the mark.
WTMJ-TV
05/14/2015
Press Release

Report: Higher Ed Cost Shift Hurts Families, Economy

Declining financial support for higher education by the state of Wisconsin has shifted costs onto consumers, increased student loan debt and decreased the affordability of higher education.
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One Wisconsin Institute
05/12/2015
Report

Wisconsin’s Great Cost Shift

Declining financial support for higher education has shifted costs onto consumers, increased student loan debt and decreased the affordability of higher ed.
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One Wisconsin Institute
05/11/2015
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The Lost Generation

According to a report from the One Wisconsin Institute, the devastating effects of student loan debt “may reduce new vehicle spending by as much as an estimated $6.4 billion annually in the US..
Truth-Out
10/21/2014
In The News

Long-term student debt is a drag on economy

As if we didn’t already have enough evidence of the ill effects of the heavy burden of student loan debt, there was new evidence last week that the damage isn’t just confined to students themselves.
Racine Journal Times
09/29/2014
Press Release

Pricetag of Student Loan Debt Continues to Rise

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.
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One Wisconsin Institute
09/24/2014
In The News

What College Republicans get wrong about Higher Ed, Lower Debt

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.
Badger Herald
09/17/2014
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Study shows minority students take on more debt

One Wisconsin Intern Miles Brown, an African American who is now a senior at UW-Madison says he grew up in poverty, in a family where no one had a 4-year-degree.
WKOW-TV
09/10/2014
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Ivory Tower film screening sparks debate on student loan debt crisis

Mayor Tom Barrett will discuss the impact of student loan debt on the City of Milwaukee and student loan debt reform advocate Scot Ross, Executive Director of One Wisconsin.
WDJT-TV
09/08/2014
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Student loan debt movie makes Milwaukee premiere

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was also on hand for Monday's discussions along with student loan debt reform advocate Scot Ross, Executive Director of One Wisconsin.
WDJT-TV
09/08/2014
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One Wisconsin, Mark Pocan featured on PBS NewsHour

Could the country's more than 40 million student loan borrowers become a voting bloc with a voice? One Wisconsin Now, the liberal advocacy group headquartered in Madison, says yes.
Capital Times
08/26/2014
Press Release

Twenty to Life: Higher Ed Turning Into Multi-Decade Debt Sentence

The explosion in student loan debt has caused borrowers across the nation to spend an average of more than 20 years to pay off their higher education debt.
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One Wisconsin Institute
06/24/2014
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Saul Newton: Sen. Ron Johnson’s shameful votes

We need elected officials willing to fight for us. Instead, Johnson has shown us exactly who he is: an embarrassment to Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/19/2014
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Obama links student loan payments to 10 percent of income

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.
Capital Times
06/10/2014
In The News

Story on student loan debt sparks questions

The One Wisconsin survey found that the average monthly loan payment for respondents of all educational attainment — some college but no degree through graduate degree — was $388 a month. The...
Capital Times
04/17/2014
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Tuition freeze ‘unsustainable’ solution to college affordability

The One Wisconsin [Institute] survey found that the average monthly loan payment for respondents of all educational attainment was $388 a month.
Capital Times
04/17/2014
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Is student debt, not slacker lifestyle, why millennials don’t buy real estate?

One Wisconsin Institute recently released a report on the economic impact of student loan debt, finding that middle class households with student loan debt are overwhelmingly more likely to rent than to own a home.
Capital Times
03/10/2014
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Plain Talk: Student debt becomes a drag on the economy

Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now has been pointing out for years that as a nation we need to find a way to solve the incredible student loan debt crisis that grips our society.
Capital Times
03/03/2014
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Potential signs of economic decline

The impact of student debt has translated into over $6 billion in losses for automotive sales every year, based on a report by One Wisconsin Institute, an organization involved in fixing the student debt crisis.
Coyote Chronicle
02/26/2014
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Students deserve tuition break

The average debt per student in Wisconsin is nearly $25,000… That’s the 15th highest rate in the nation, and 67 percent of graduating students in the state will have some form of debt.
Fourth Estate
02/26/2014
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‘Higher Ed, Lower Debt’ student loan bill set for hearing

Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Institute, noted that some steps have been taken to undo the damage of law changes adopted in the mid and late 1990s
Capital Times
02/03/2014
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LETTER: Alleviate student loans, show support for Higher Ed, Lower Debt

Research from One Wisconsin shows individuals who owe on student loans are less likely to purchase new cars and are more likely to rent instead of buy.
Badger Herald
02/03/2014