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Degrees Not Debt

Jones testimony
Future educator Brittany Jones testifies about her student loan debt at the Senate Budget Committee hearing.

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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. Take the NEA Degrees Not Debt pledge.

We believe:

  1. Need-based student aid must be increased.
  2. Student loans must be made more affordable.
  3. Public service  must be encouraged through expanded loan forgiveness.
  4. Institutional aid must be increased.

Are you one of the millions of Americans affected by student debt? Whether you’re a student, a parent or an educator, please share your story on Education Votes. Make sure Congress and voters know how paying too much for school hurts all of us.


Degrees Not Debt: Student loan debt infographics


NEA Student Program
Representing 60,000 student members preparing to become tomorrow's educators.

Campus Progress
Young people working for progressive change.

The Institute for College Access and Success
Working to make higher education more available and affordable for people of all backgrounds.


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    Financial management and loan debt resources.

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