Julie Lammers

Managing director of consumer advocacy and government relations, American Student Assistance

Stories by Julie Lammers

Congress must reject Trump cuts to college access programs

Congress must reject Trump cuts to college access programs

Opportunity for low-income students hangs in the balance

FOR THE SECOND year in a row, President Trump has put forth a federal budget proposal that sends a dangerous message about this administration’s priorities for the nation’s students. For more than 50 years, our nation’s higher education policy has supported a promise to academically qualified students: Put in the effort and work, and postsecondary(...)

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Employers can help with student debt

Employers can help with student debt

Tax breaks would incentivize firms to provide aid

AS THE STUDENT DEBT CRISIS worsens, elected officials are turning to college affordability as their primary policy solution. New York is implementing tuition-free public higher education through its Excelsior Scholarship, and our neighbors to the south are close to making two years of college free through the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship. Right here in Massachusetts,(...)

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