Higher Education

June 28, 2021

2021 Louisiana legislative session: A return to (somewhat) normal

Federal pandemic relief dollars lessened the pressure on the state budget and allowed the Legislature to make important new investments in education, including a much-needed boost to the Go Grants program that will make college more affordable for low-income students and the creation of the M.J.… Read more...

May 4, 2020

Student loan reforms are still needed

People who borrowed money to pay for college or trade school owe a combined $1.7 trillion to their creditors. Even before the coronavirus upended America‚Äôs economy, many of these borrowers were struggling to keep up with payments, which also made it harder for millions of people to save for a home, put aside money for retirement or even afford basic necessities. Read more...

October 29, 2019

Questions for the candidates

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Gov. John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone will meet for their first – and likely only – head-to-head debate on Oct. 30 (Louisiana Public Broadcasting from 7-8 p.m.).Read more...

October 23, 2019

Louisiana’s decade of disinvestment in higher education

BATON ROUGE – A decade after Louisiana began making deep cuts in its support for higher education, the effect of those reductions continue to linger. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that tuition at four-year public universities in Louisiana has increased by 106.9% or $4,810 per student, since 2008.Read more...