Since 1980, college tuition has tripled at public and private four-year universities, and doubled at community colleges. The average college graduate owes over $29,400 in student loans. For some perspective, check out our student debt infographic. Even as higher education becomes more important than ever to achieve economic opportunities, the twin surges in tuition and student debt have made it that much harder for our generation to earn a degree and pay down our debt. Young Invincibles is committed to developing comprehensive policy proposals to make college accessible and ensure that all young Americans earn a credential that leads to a good job. Read below for research, policy ideas, blog posts, and fact sheets related to higher education.
Check out these resources for understanding student loans:
- Facts about college affordability
- Understanding the FAFSA
- Understanding student loan interest rates
- Understanding your financial aid award letter
- Understanding the difference between federal and private student loans
- Understanding repayment plans
- Send a letter to your private student loan servicer to release your co-signer
- Send a letter to your private loan servicer to ask for lower monthly payments
- More resources to help you understand your student loans!