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  • Jim Crow Debt

    by Jalil Bishop and Jonathan Davis

    Student debt has been a crisis for years, and the pandemic has only exacerbated matters for many borrowers. This is especially true for Black borrowers, who ar…

  • Black Student Debt Study

    by Ed Trust

    In fall 2020, with funding and support from the TIAA Institute, we embarked on a National Study on Black Student Loan Debt in partnership with Jalil Mustaffa, …

  • Student Loans Are a Labor Issue

    by Jalil Bishop

    Canceling student loans is front and center in the national discussion because coalitions like The Debt Collective and Movement for Black Lives put it there. A…

  • To Tackle the Black Student Debt Crisis, Target the Racial Wealth Gap

    by Fenaba R. Addo and William Darity, Jr.

    It is well documented that Black students borrow more for college and have higher rates of nonpayment and default. Among college graduates, the average Black b…

  • Black Student Debt

    by Ed Trust

    We know that Black students face greater hurdles when it comes to financing their college education and repaying student loans. Black students are more likely …

  • How Affordable Are Public Colleges in Your State?

    by Andrew Howard Nichols, Marshall Anthony Jr., and J. Oliver Schak

    For millions of college-going students, one of the most urgent concerns is the rising cost of college and how to pay for it — and not just for tuition but othe…