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The Mixed Methods Blog
The Mixed Methods Blog

The Mixed Methods Blog

Perspectives from our researchers, highlights from recent studies, and other news about CCRC

Shrinking Racial Gaps in Student Debt and Default: Recommendations to Congress

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The gaps in debt levels and default rates between White and Black college students have swelled to an alarming extent, and some U.S. senators have taken notice. Judith Scott-Clayton outlines several policy recommendations for shrinking the disparities. 

Financial Aid Simplification: Why It Matters and Which Aspects Matter Most

Financial Aid Simplification: Why It Matters and Which Aspects Matter Most

This blog post was adapted from written testimony submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on November 28, 2017, for a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act and simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Judith Scott-Clayton Wins Award for Financial Aid Research

Judith Scott-ClaytonThe National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has chosen Judith Scott-Clayton to receive the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award for 2016, in recognition of her contributions to the literature on financial aid.

Scott-Clayton Testifies at Senate HELP Committee Hearing on College Affordability

Scott-Clayton Testifies at Senate HELP Committee Hearing on College Affordability

Judith Scott-Clayton spoke at the Senate HELP committee's hearing on college affordability on June 3, and made recommendations to reduce complexity in the federal aid application and loan repayment processes.

Scott-Clayton Testifies Before Senate HELP Committee

Scott-Clayton Testifies Before Senate HELP Committee

CCRC Senior Research Associate Judith Scott-Clayton testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) on November 14, 2013.