Should the Fed prioritize debt forgiveness over college affordability?

Should the Fed prioritize debt forgiveness over college affordability?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, while more than half of respondents to an NPR and Ipsos poll suggested support for President Biden’s partial debt forgiveness plan, a full 82% believe the focus should be on making college more affordable, not merely subsidizing its debt at the end of the line. But what would this look like?

The takeaway? From a federal policy standpoint, what levers do they have to make college more affordable? More strictly governed financial aid? Only for certain degree programs? Only for certain universities? Subsidizing the debt sure feels easier. Maybe that’s why that’s where they’re at?

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.