Making College Affordable

“Student loan debt shouldn’t hold students back for decades after they’ve graduated.”

Senator Sherrod Brown

Where Sherrod Stands:

Standing with Ohio Students

An entire generation is drowning in student debt, and Sherrod is committed to getting them relief. He has championed efforts to protect students from predatory student loan providers, called for stronger protections against unfair and abusive lending practices, and backed legislation to allow students and their families to refinance their existing student loan debt. Sherrod is also working to make college more affordable for Ohio families, fighting to expand student loan programs and pushing for tax reforms that would make it easier for middle-class families to afford higher education.

Making college more accessible to veterans and servicemembers is also a top priority for Sherrod. He has worked tirelessly to pass legislation that ensures our men and women in uniform, and their families, have the resources to go to college.

Supporting Ohio Colleges and Universities

Sherrod is proud of Ohio’s higher education system. He consistently works to ensure that our colleges and universities have the resources necessary to continue offering field-leading educational opportunities. Every Ohioan deserves the opportunity to study at a world-class in-state institution. Sherrod has also worked to ensure recognition and resources for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Standing With Ohio Communities

With Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos making it harder for Ohioans to get a college education, Sherrod is standing with students, educators, and families to fight for accessible, quality higher education. He regularly hosts educator forums and student leadership summits across the state so he can best advocate for those communities and hold the DeVos administration accountable for its anti-student actions.

Fighting Predatory For-Profit Colleges

Sherrod reached across the aisle to build a bipartisan plan that boosted GI benefits and provided relief to veterans who were taken advantage of by failed for-profit institutions. Sherrod has also worked towards ending deceitful marketing practices used by for-profit colleges — including some shamefully aimed at veterans — by holding high-paid executives accountable for their tactics.

Sherrod has been at the forefront of efforts to identify and investigate sham for-profit colleges and recoup losses for students. He is a vocal critic of forced arbitration clauses that make it nearly impossible for students at for-profit colleges to recover their tuition dollars if they’re defrauded or the institution fails.