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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
In The News

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
In The News

Broke, Busted, And Disgusted

This pro-education documentary film examining the true costs of college aired on CNBC in September 2017. It features research from One Wisconsin.
CNBC
09/02/2017
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
In The News

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
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now Joins Nationwide Opposition to Trump Administration

The Donald Trump Administration is getting it completely wrong, protecting predatory for profit colleges instead of hard working students and taxpayers.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/14/2017
Press Release

Brad Schimel Refuses to Protect Student Loan Borrowers, Again

While Attorneys General across the country continue to take actions to protect the rights of student loan borrowers, Brad Schimel continues to do nothing.
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One Wisconsin Now
07/07/2017
In The News

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
Press Release

Worst Governor on Student Loan Debt to Host Owner of Scam University

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.
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One Wisconsin Now
06/13/2017
In The News

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
In The News

Scot Ross: GOP should go back to school on student loan debt crisis

There's no excuse for failing to act when presented with common-sense solutions to the economic crisis of student loan debt.
Capital Times
05/31/2017
Press Release

GOP Rejecting Refinancing Attended College at One-Fifth the Cost

Cost of Republicans' own schooling may explain ignorance of student loan debt crisis, but it doesn’t excuse their refusal to help.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/26/2017
In The News

Scot Ross: Trump, DeVos Budget Reflects Anti-Education Agenda

Trump has shown the 43 million Americans who owe $1.4 trillion in student debt that he does not care about them.
The Progressive
05/24/2017
Action

Support Higher Ed, Lower Debt

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.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/23/2017
Press Release

State Budget Committee Democrats Make a Stand for Student Loan Borrowers

Amendment to Allow Student Loan Borrowers to Refinance, Just Like You Can With a Mortgage, Would Put State on Road to Reform.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/23/2017
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Budget panel drops Walker’s Wisconsin tech school tuition freeze

The Legislature’s budget committee on Thursday tossed aside Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to freeze tuition at technical colleges and restructured a program for buying environmentally friendly buses. The Joint Finance Committee also...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
05/18/2017
Press Release

Common Sense Protections of Students or Scott Walker’s Way

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.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/17/2017
Press Release

GOP Against Student Debt Reform Convene on Graduation Weekend

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.
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One Wisconsin Now
05/12/2017
In The News

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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Analiese Eicher: A most unhappy anniversary – Five years since student loan debt in US reached $1 trillion

The bad news is if our leaders continue to fail to act, we’ll be facing $2 trillion day soon.
La Crosse Tribune
05/03/2017
Press Release

Trump Plan Strips Student Loan Borrowers of Deduction for Interest on Loans

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.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/27/2017
Column

A Most Unhappy Anniversary

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.
Analiese Eicher
Analiese Eicher
04/25/2017
Action

April 25 is $1 Trillion Day

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.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/25/2017
Press Release

Brad Schimel Sides With Trump University Over 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.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/24/2017
In The News

Lawmakers open to ending University of Wisconsin tuition freeze as cut faces opposition

The co-chairman of the Legislature’s powerful budget-writing committee says he is open to ending the freeze on University of Wisconsin System tuition in the next two years. “We can’t freeze tuition forever,”...
Wisconsin State Journal
04/20/2017
Press Release

Wisconsin GOP Standing With Trump Also Standing Against Student Loan Borrowers

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.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/18/2017
Action

Tell Congress to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Contact your Senators and Representative. Tell them to protect student loan borrowers and oppose Trump and his administration’s repeal of consumer protections.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/18/2017
In The News

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
Press Release

Gender Wage Gap Means Steeper Student Loan Debt Burden for Women

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.
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One Wisconsin Now
04/04/2017
Press Release

Scott Walker’s 50 Percent Tuition Hike

Gov. Scott Walker’s tuition bill has left students deeper in debt. As a legislator, he voted for budgets that increased tuition by over 50 percent.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/30/2017
In The News

Scot Ross: Refinancing student loans a real solution

Allowing them to refinance their student loans, just like you can with a mortgage, is a common sense solution to deliver real relief for Wisconsin borrowers.
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
03/22/2017
In The News

Consumer advocacy group against Trump administration changes to defaulted student loan collection

"In addition to your principle... and the interest that you're being charged... you're also then getting charged an interest, another rate on top of that for defaulting."
WQOW-TV
03/21/2017
In The News

Pocan introduces bipartisan student loan refinancing bill

The act would help hundreds of thousands of borrowers in Wisconsin refinance their student loans, according to One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross.
Daily Cardinal
03/21/2017
In The News

Pocan introduces bipartisan bill in effort to alleviate student loan debt

One Wisconsin Now said allowing students to refinance their loans in a system that’s “rigged against them” gives them a “shot at their piece of the American Dream.”
Badger Herald
03/21/2017
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Consumer advocacy group crying foul over Trump administration changes to defaulted student loan collection

"In addition to your principle... and the interest that you're being charged... you're also then getting charged an interest, another rate on top of that for defaulting."
WKOW-TV
03/20/2017
Press Release

Democrats’ Common Sense Student Loan Debt Refinancing Bill Available for Action

In good news for Wisconsin student loan borrowers, state legislative Democrats have again officially introduced the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act.
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One Wisconsin Now
03/09/2017
In The News

Scott Walker revives proposal to eliminate for-profit college oversight board

“While other states are stepping up to protect students, Walker has a different idea,” said Analiese Eicher, program director for One Wisconsin Now.
Wisconsin State Journal
02/10/2017
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For-profit college oversight board sizing up Scott Walker’s proposal to abolish it

Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate EAB after that federal regulatory action drew criticism from the progressive advocacy group One Wisconsin Now.
Capital Times
02/09/2017
Press Release

Scott Walker Budget Proposes Eliminating Educational Approval Board

Scott Walker's Unsuccessful 2015 Effort to Nix State Authority Regulating For Profit Colleges in Wisconsin Since 1944 Makes Return Appearance in 2017.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/09/2017
Press Release

No Help for Student Loan Borrowers in Scott Walker’s 2017 State Budget Plan

Scott Walker’s budget has a huge deficit of common sense, again failing to include student loan reforms like allowing borrowers to refinance.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/08/2017
In The News

Student-Loan Debt: A Problem that Affects a Million Wisconsinites

Scot Ross, executive director of the public policy non-profit group One Wisconsin Now, said it's not just a problem that affects young people.
WXPR-FM
02/07/2017
Press Release

HELD Act Introduced, Common Sense Reform to Help Student Loan Borrowers

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.
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One Wisconsin Now
02/07/2017
In The News

Scot Ross: Gov. Scott Walker’s big dodge on student loan debt crisis

The student loan debt crisis is a state and national crisis, it is a multi-generational crisis and it is a worsening crisis.
Capital Times
01/30/2017
Column

A Failure of Leadership: Gov. Scott Walker’s Big Dodge on Student Loan Debt Crisis

So here’s a little advice for Gov. Scott Walker, stop dodging the student loan debt crisis and start leading by supporting real, common sense reform.
Scot Ross
Scot Ross
01/12/2017
In The News

Wisconsin lawmakers ‘open-minded’ but not sold on Scott Walker’s UW tuition cut

One Wisconsin Now, a driving force behind the effort to create a refinancing authority, accused Walker of giving "recycled advice instead of solutions."
Capital Times
01/11/2017
Press Release

Gov. Walker Solution to Student Loan Debt Crisis He Helped Create: ‘Call a Bank’

Gov. Scott Walker is expected to discuss is his recycled advice to “call a bank” to help Wisconsin borrowers deal with the student loan debt crisis.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/11/2017
Press Release

In State of State, Scott Walker Offers No Solutions to Student Loan Debt Crisis

Instead of previewing a new policy solution to the crisis, Scott Walker repeated stale talking points and essentially told borrowers to “call a bank.”
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One Wisconsin Now
01/10/2017