Student Loan Debt Graduation Cap and Money

Confronting the 21st Century’s Third Rail of Economic Politics

Private jets, private schools and private equity fund managers win, the vast majority of Wisconsinites, especially student loan borrowers, lose.
One Wisconsin Now
09/13/2017
Bryan Kelly talks with Analiese about reforms to help student loan borrowers refinance their debt.
WRRD-AM
09/12/2017
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

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

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
08/16/2017
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
The Donald Trump Administration is getting it completely wrong, protecting predatory for profit colleges instead of hard working students and taxpayers.
One Wisconsin Now
07/14/2017

While Attorneys General across the country continue to take actions to protect the rights of student loan borrowers, Brad Schimel continues to do nothing.
One Wisconsin Now
07/07/2017
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
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.
One Wisconsin Now
06/13/2017

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

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
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.
One Wisconsin Now
05/23/2017
Amendment to Allow Student Loan Borrowers to Refinance, Just Like You Can With a Mortgage, Would Put State on Road to Reform.
One Wisconsin Now
05/23/2017

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
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.
One Wisconsin Now
05/17/2017
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.
One Wisconsin Now
05/12/2017

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
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
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.
One Wisconsin Now
04/27/2017

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
04/25/2017
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
04/25/2017
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross noted that missing from the effort to protect student loan borrowers is Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel.
One Wisconsin Now
04/24/2017

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

The standard repayment plan is not nearly enough according to research done by One Wisconsin Institute.
Daily Titan
04/12/2017
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.
One Wisconsin Now
04/04/2017
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.
One Wisconsin Now
03/30/2017

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 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
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

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

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

Scott Walker’s budget has a huge deficit of common sense, again failing to include student loan reforms like allowing borrowers to refinance.
One Wisconsin Now
02/08/2017
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
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.
One Wisconsin Now
02/07/2017

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
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
01/12/2017
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