Investing in Higher Education: Benefits, Challenges, and the State of Student Debt

Summarizes how Americans are financing their higher education opportunities and steps the Obama administration has taken to address the challenges of student loan debt. These steps include doubling the investments in grant and scholarship aid through Pell grants and tax credits, providing students and their families better and more accessible information about college costs and quality through the College Scorecard, simplifying the application for federal student aid, and protecting students from low-quality schools. 

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