Momentum Builds for Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act As State Assembly Schedules Committee Hearing
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.
One Wisconsin Now, 02/06/2014
Senate Committee Hears From Experts and Borrowers on Student Loan Debt Crisis
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.
One Wisconsin Now, 02/05/2014
‘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
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
Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act to Receive Public Hearing in State Senate Universities and Technical Colleges Committee
An innovative state solution to help tackle the $1.2 trillion student loan debt crisis will take a first step forward toward becoming a reality in Wisconsin with a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
One Wisconsin Now, 01/31/2014
One Wisconsin Contributor Talks Student Debt to Huffington Post
A Wisconsin student calls for action on the higher ed debt crisis. HuffPost Live goes on campus to speak with two students fighting for change.
Huffington Post, 01/28/2014
State of the State: Missed Opportunity
If we don't act we risk higher education at a university or job training at a technical college become nothing more than a multi-decade debt sentence instead of the path to the middle class.
Scot Ross, 01/24/2014
Gov. Walker’s Latest Tax Scheme Misses Opportunity to Help With Student Loan Debt Crisis
Missing from the reported details of the latest tax scheme to be unveiled by Gov. Scott Walker in this evening's “State of the State” address is any help for Wisconsin borrowers caught in the $1.2 trillion student loan debt crisis.
One Wisconsin Now, 01/22/2014
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Study Examines the ‘payoff’ of a College Degree
The “Higher Ed, Lower Debt” bill would operate under a method similar to refinancing home mortgage loans... One Wisconsin Now has been studying the implications of student loan debt on the Wisconsin economy for the past two years.
Capital Times, 12/15/2013
New Study Shows How System Squeezes Students and Families, Increasing Debt for Higher Ed and Job Training
The WISTAX study reveals how students and their families are increasingly being squeezed because of a system in which state support for higher education is being slashed and tuition is skyrocketing.
One Wisconsin Now, 12/13/2013
Wisconsin Joins National Top Ten… Of Percentage of State Students Graduating With Debt
The results of a new state-by-state survey by the Institute for College Access and Success show Wisconsin has the eighth highest percentage of college graduates with student loan debt in the nation.
One Wisconsin Now, 12/05/2013
Broad Support for Wisconsin’s “Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act”
Support is growing for a Wisconsin plan to address the harsh burdens of huge student loan debt. Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, said many people are not aware of the magnitude of the problem.
Public News Service, 12/05/2013
Another Supporter for the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act
Greendale Village President and Assembly candidate John Hermes has added his name to the growing list of supporters of the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act.
One Wisconsin Now, 12/03/2013
Opportunity to Help Student Loan Borrowers Knocks for Assembly Representatives-Elect
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross today called on State Representatives-elect Jessie Rodriguez and Bob Kulp to join 54 soon to be colleagues and publicly support the Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act.
One Wisconsin Now, 11/22/2013
Support Higher Ed, Lower Debt
This bill creates a system that allows students to focus on school now, make educated decisions about how they are paying for school, and helps them afford their payments later.
Lauren Krupp, 11/15/2013
Eau Claire Community Talks Higher Ed, Lower Debt
The Eau Claire area is home to thousands of the estimated 753,000 Wisconsinites with federal student loan debt
One Wisconsin Institute, 11/12/2013
I’m a U.S. Army Veteran. And I’m a Student Loan Debtor.
Students like me are working hard to provide for our future and improve our communities. We aren't asking for a handout, but we are asking for a fair shot.
Saul Newton, 11/08/2013
Bill Could Bring Relief to Those With Student Loans
What the higher ed, lower debt bill does is it’s going to take charge of that and allow consumers to have more power with their economic decisions.