Pew Provides Input to U.S. Senators on Racial Disparities in Student Debt

Letter emphasizes need for improved flexibility, affordability of repayment system

Pew Provides Input to U.S. Senators on Racial Disparities in Student Debt

The Pew Charitable Trusts’ project on student borrower success responded to a request from four U.S. senators for input on racial disparities in student debt and the broader challenges faced by students of color. Pew’s letter draws on results from its national survey on family balance sheets and differences in student debt, income, and savings among white, Latino, and African-American households, and includes a discussion of student loan repayment. The letter also explains why policymakers need to improve the federal student loan repayment system so that more borrowers can successfully repay their loans and avoid delinquency and default.

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Biomedical researchers are on the front lines of scientific innovation. From responding to global pandemics to pioneering lifesaving cancer treatments, these researchers push past scientific boundaries to solve pressing health challenges. For nearly 40 years, The Pew Charitable Trusts has supported more than 1,000 early-career biomedical scientists committed to this discovery.

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.