Policy Outsider

Episode 6:
Digging into College Debt
in New York

Forty-two percent of college graduates in New York State have student debt, with an average debt load of about $30,000. We sit down with Rockefeller Institute Director of Education Policy Studies Brian Backstrom to break down those numbers and learn what states are doing — and can do — to ease the burden of student debt.


Learn more

A Deeper Look at Student Debt in New York State

+ How States Are Protecting Student Loan Borrowers
+ Avoiding Student Loans: Investing in Prepaid Tuition Plans


Policy Outsider

“Policy Outsider” from the Rockefeller Institute of Government takes you outside the halls of power to understand how decisions of law and policy shape our everyday lives.

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