The Economic Scale of Student Debt

The impacts on higher education and labor markets, as well as the financial well-being of future generations reflect the scale of the student debt crisis.

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Understanding Tuition Assistance in Colorado

Rising tuition costs combined with tuition assistance trends exemplify much of the problem underlying the student debt crisis.

Making Child Care More Affordable in Colorado

Colorado's average cost of child care for a 4-year-old is about $11,000 per year, while infant care is closer to $15,000.

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The Predatory Lending Landscape

As more states prohibit egregious interest rates, consumers are saving money and avoiding long-term financial pitfalls like bankruptcy. While Colorado has made significant progress, it’s imperative we don’t let our guard down in this new environment.

Understanding the Student Debt Crisis & How We Got Here

In Colorado, student loan debt has grown by 176 percent since 2007, reaching $26.4 billion. Our new brief explores the numerous factors to consider as we look for solutions.

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Healthy Aging & Promising Practices: A State Scan of Long-Term Care Policies

To truly see the benefits of our older population, we must address gaps preventing healthy aging. This report highlights specific state programs across the country Colorado can learn from.

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Early Childhood Policies in Colorado

Several early childhood bills have been introduced in recent sessions, and five early childhood bills have been introduced so far in the 2019 session.

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Student Debt Solutions: Sizing Up Colorado’s Approach

Legislation introduced on the first day of session could help Colorado’s students and their families don’t borrow for higher education at their own financial peril.

Supporting Colorado Caregivers Through Respite Care

Respite is a vital service for families who are taking care of a loved one at home. This brief examines how policymakers can better understand the structural needs, challenges, and opportunities of respite care.

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Briefed by the Bell — Health Care

Colorado has made major strides in increasing access to health care over the last 10 years, but consistently increasing costs put health care out of reach for families.

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