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Jason Delisle is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he works on higher education financing with an emphasis on student loan programs.

Published Articles & Media

In Choosing, and Paying for, College, Choice Has Benefits

Reviews of “Choosing College” by Michael B. Horn and Bob Moesta and “Indebted” by Caitlin Zaloom

Inspecting the Inspector General

Should Auditors Set the Terms of Debate on Federal Education Policy?

Yes, There Really Is a Tax Break for Upper-Income Graduate Students...

These resources would be better spent on aid that encourages students to enroll in and complete an undergraduate degree.

Lessons from Chile’s Transition to Free College

Supporters of free college proposals in the U.S. often look to Europe for case studies, but Chile may actually provide a better comparative study.

Two Student Loan Studies Everyone Missed

Perhaps these studies went widely unnoticed because they contradict popular narratives about student debt that imply the loan program ought to be more generous and lenient.

The Pell Grant Proxy: A Ubiquitous But Flawed Measure of Low-income...

Policymakers use the Pell Grant program to measure the share of low-income students enrolled at specific universities, but the reliability of this measure is rarely scrutinized.

Winners and Losers in President Trump’s Student Loan Plan

President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first budget request to Congress.

The Tangled World of Teacher Debt

Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies

The Disinvestment Hypothesis: Don’t Blame State Budget Cuts for Rising Tuition...

Surprisingly, researchers and the media have demanded very little evidence before concluding that state funding cuts are causing tuition to rise.

Opposing Perspectives on Student Debt

Is the college loan crisis reality or myth?

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