Higher Ed Lower Debt Tag Archive


  • 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.

    WISC-TV, 10/17/2013
  • Wisconsin Democrats Pitch ‘Higher Ed, Lower Debt’ Student Loan Relief Bill

    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, 10/17/2013
  • Higher Ed, Lower Debt: Common Sense State Solutions for Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers

    New legislation announced today could bring common sense relief for the family budgets of hundreds of thousands of state students and borrowers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/17/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now on WKOW-TV to Discuss Student Loan Debt Crisis

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, discusses student loan debt on WKOW-TV.

    WKOW-TV, 06/27/2013