student debt

Biden administration resists Democrats’ pleas on student debt relief as deadline nears

BY: - December 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are urging the White House to extend the freeze on student loan repayments, and for the president to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt — but so far the administration is not budging. The standoff is one of the more noticeable splits between President Joe Biden and members of his […]

Continued student loan debt pause could help many Ohioans

BY: - August 10, 2021

With Ohioans carrying millions of dollars in student loan debt, it may come as a relief to many that the U.S. Department of Education announced a “final” extension on pausing student loan repayment. The federal agency said the extension will last until Jan. 31, 2022, which President Joe Biden’s administration said is a “definitive end […]

Higher ed access, speech on campus bill moves on for House review

BY: - June 18, 2021

A bill seeking to address financial barriers and access to higher education, along with speech on campuses, is now headed for House review after the Ohio Senate passed it nearly unanimously. In a 31-2 vote, Senate Bill 135 cleared one chamber of the Ohio legislature, pressing forward new rules for student debt transparency and a […]

Ohio’s penalizing student debt collection a ‘barrier to students,’ advocates say

BY: - March 3, 2021

The debt owed to the state of Ohio through defaulted payments like student loans is nearly 12 times the amount the state invests in higher education over a two-year budget cycle. That $63 billion, confirmed by the collection agency for the state — the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, includes things other than student loan debt, […]

COMMENTARY

Fix Ohio’s punitive approach to student debt to help more Ohioans graduate

BY: and - February 11, 2021

Every Ohioan deserves the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams. For some that may mean a two- or four-year degree once they’re done with high school. For others, it could be a credential that opens the door to a better paying job. Higher education doesn’t only benefit those who graduate; better educated residents get better […]

COMMENTARY

Ohio’s punitive approach to debt collection a roadblock for students

BY: - March 9, 2020

Everyone benefits when students can pursue training and education beyond high school. Post-secondary education helps people become more engaged in their communities and get higher-paying jobs. Wisely, Ohio policymakers set an ambitious goal that by 2025, 65% of our state’s adult population will have a college degree, certificate or credential.  But Ohio law works against […]