In a series of reports published by the Manhattan Institute, authors in its “Solutions from Beyond the Beltway” series explore innovative approaches to higher education finance, proposing ways to simplify access and transparency in the student loan system. This initiative is led by senior fellow Beth Akers.

The Future of Income-Share Agreements: Policy and Politics
Sheila Bair, Preston Cooper | March 12, 2019
How to Make Student Debt Affordable and Equitable
Jason Delisle | July 23, 2019
Rethinking Federal Student Aid: Despite Many Problems, Loans Have Enabled Millions To Obtain an Education
Jimmie Lenz | December 5, 2019
How to Lower Student Loan Defaults: Simplify Enrollment in Income-Driven Repayment Plans
Katerina Nikalexi, Constantine Yannelis | December 5, 2019
How to Make College Degrees Consumer-Friendly
Carlo Salerno | December 5, 2019
On-Ramps to Good Jobs: The Benefits for Employers
Michelle R. Weise, Janet Salm | December 19, 2019
Switzerland’s Apprenticeships: Lessons for the U.S. Education System
Gretchen Morgan | December 19, 2019
How Federal Higher-Education Policy Can Safely Support Innovation
Nathan Arnold, Jessica Morales, Bethany Little | December 19, 2019
Refocusing Higher Education on Career Outcomes
Ashutosh Desai | December 19, 2019
Taking Education to Students: How Public Universities Have Lagged Online and What They Can Do to Catch Up
Trace Urdan, Preston Cooper | December 19, 2019