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]
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.
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]
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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]
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 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.
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.
The Eau Claire area is home to thousands of the estimated 753,000 Wisconsinites with federal student loan debt
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.
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. [WISC-TV]
Whether it will gain support among Republicans remains unclear… Ross and his staff have been researching the implications of student loan debt on the Wisconsin economy for the past two years. [Capital Times]
New legislation announced today could bring common sense relief for the family budgets of hundreds of thousands of state students and borrowers.
Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, discusses student loan debt on WKOW-TV. [WKOW-TV]