All financial aid, including grants and federal student loans, should be exhausted before a student is offered an ISA.
Consumers should have access to credit on fair and reasonable terms.
Policymakers should establish reasonable interest rate ceilings for all lenders.
Regulators should eliminate unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices in the alternative financial services industry.
Programs that offer early wage access or pay advance benefits should be regulated as loans subject to state and federal law (see also
Policymakers should limit refinancing of consumers loans.
Policymakers should explore new, more consumer-centered systems for providing low-income assistance.
The federal government should require state CSBG and SSBG officials to consult with state and local agencies and organizations representi