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College Affordability

College Affordability

NEA's Degrees Not Debt Campaign


NEA's Degrees Not Debt Campaign

Brittany Jones testifying

"Student loan debt has been the driving force of my decisions for the last eight years of my life, and according to my current repayment plan, it is projected to be for the next 25 years of my life, well into the years when I should be planning a retirement. It should not be that way."

- Future educator Brittany Jones before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee

Raise Your Voice

Every American deserves a fair shot at higher education. But student debt has become a barrier to accessing the American Dream. Raise your voice for college affordability!

College Affordability Solutions

There are solutions to this crisis of college affordability. Here are a few we can demand from Congress:

  • Increase need-based federal aid, like Pell Grants.
  • Refinance loan interest rates. Its not right that we can refinance loans on cars or homes, but not on student loans.
  • Expand loan forgiveness programs, especially those for people working in public service careers like educating.

If you believe that all Americans, no matter their background, deserve a fair shot at higher education, join us. Sign the pledge on the right.

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The Stats and Real Life Stories Behind College Debt
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NEA's Higher Ed Priorities
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