Jason D. Delisle
Should Auditors Set the Terms of Debate on Federal Education Policy?
Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies
Is the college loan crisis reality or myth?
Yes, There Really Is a Tax Break for Upper-Income Graduate Students and Congress Won’t Let it Expire
These resources would be better spent on aid that encourages students to enroll in and complete an undergraduate degree.
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.
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.
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.
President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first budget request to Congress.
The Disinvestment Hypothesis: Don’t Blame State Budget Cuts for Rising Tuition at Public Universities
Surprisingly, researchers and the media have demanded very little evidence before concluding that state funding cuts are causing tuition to rise.
Graduate school enrollment is exacerbating the black-white debt gap, but there is at best a weak case for calling out for-profit schools in that trend.
Policymakers may be surprised to learn that the federal government already offers a broad and generous — maybe too generous — loan repayment program for public service workers.