Student Loans

Publications

PRO: Taxpayers shouldn’t get stuck with a $1.5 trillion loan default tab
Alex J. Pollock

From Richmond Times-Dispatch:

As the noted financial scholar Alex J. Pollock, former president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, suggests: Make the schools pay 20% of the debt…

, The Hill
Colleges need to have skin in the game to tackle student loan debt
Alex J. Pollock

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee rightly wants to make colleges more accountable for the results of student loans. With these federal loans, the government lends with no…

, Captured Economy
How states use occupational licensing to punish student loan defaults
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Shoshana Weissmann

From Captured Economy:

In recent years, college graduates have found themselves increasingly saddled with student loan debt. Even worse, many of these graduates fall behind on that debt sometimes…

, Knoxville News
How Tennessee is punishing student loan debt by taking away people’s jobs
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Marc Hyden

Shannon Otto was a 30-year-old, Nashville-based nurse and mother of two when she unexpectedly fell ill with epilepsy. While battling debilitating seizures, she frequently missed work and her medical…

, 9News (CNBC)
Piggybacking on good credit: Things to consider before co-signing a student loan
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Shoshana Weissmann

Shoshana Weissmann and C. Jarrett Dieterle cited in 9News:
More: How can people repay student loan debt if states take away the licenses they need to work?

Lien on me: How states use occupational licensing to punish student loan defaults
Ann Phelan

Washington DC (June 27) – In recent years, college graduates have found themselves increasingly saddled with student loan debt. Even worse, many of these graduates fall behind on that debt –…

How states use occupational licensing to punish student loan defaults
Shoshana Weissmann & C. Jarrett Dieterle

“Stripping delinquent borrowers of their professional license essentially tells them: we want you to do better at repaying your loans, so we are going to deny you the ability to earn the money…

, Forbes
Nonsensical state laws yank licenses from student loan defaulters
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Shoshana Weissmann

From Forbes:

State governments do many silly things. Writing in USA Today, Jarrett Dieterle and Shoshana Weissmann bring attention to one of the absolute silliest: in 18 states, workers can have…

, Pensacola News Journal
Student loan debt shouldn’t cost you your job
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Shoshana Weissmann

Roderick Scott Sr., a Texas middle school teacher, had been teaching for several years when his professional license was up for renewal and denied by The Texas Education Agency. The reason: He had…

, Barron's
Skin in the student loan game
Alex J. Pollock

To the Editor:

Sheila Bair (“Sheila Bair Sees the Seeds of Another Financial Crisis,” Interview, March 3) is so right about colleges having no skin in the troubled student loan game, which…