Degrees Not Debt
Future educator Brittany Jones testifies about her student loan debt at the Senate Budget Committee hearing.
Every American deserves a fair shot at higher education. But student loan debt has become a barrier to the American dream. Raise your voice for college affordability. Sign the Degrees Not Debt pledge:
There are solutions to this crisis of college affordability. Here are a few of the solutions 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 Degrees Not Debt pledge!
VIDEOS: NEA Members Speak Out
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.
NEA Student Program
Representing 60,000 student members preparing to become tomorrow's educators.
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.