Jason Delisle

Director, Federal Education Budget Project

Jason Delisle is the former director of the Federal Education Budget Project, which is part of the Education Policy program at New America. The overarching mission of the project is to improve the quality of public information on federal funding for education and to support well-targeted federal education policies. Delisle is a leading expert on the federal student loan program and federal financing for higher education. His work has appeared in a number of national publications, including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Delisle and his work have been featured on numerous national television and radio programs, including National Public Radio, Fox Business News and PBS’s NewsHour. Delisle has provided expert testimony regarding the federal student loan program before the U.S. Congress and in federal court.

Before joining New America in 2007, Delisle was a senior analyst on the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, where he played a key role in developing education legislation. Prior to that position, he served as a legislative aide in the office of Rep. Thomas Petri (R-WI). Delisle holds a master’s degree in public policy from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. 


Jason is currently a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). 

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Income-Based Repayment Tops Repayment Plan Choice for First Time

The latest data from the U.S. Department of Education show that more student debt is being repaid through the Income-Based Repayment Plan.


EDUCATION POLICY
U.S. Student-Loan Forgiveness Program Proves Costly

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EDUCATION POLICY
Why Lowering Student Loan Rates Would Mostly Help Big Earners

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EDUCATION POLICY
People have more options to repay student debt, so why are defaults rising?

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EDUCATION POLICY
Comparing New America's and College Board's Tax Benefit Figures

The College Board has been measuring trends in college financial aid for years. New America's recent paper adds details to estimates.


EDUCATION POLICY
Tuition tax credits? Great, if you can use them

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EDUCATION POLICY
A New Look at Tuition Tax Benefits

The facts and figures in A New Look at Tuition Tax Benefits are sure to change how policymakers see one of the largest sources of federal fi


EDUCATION POLICY
Hacking the American Opportunity Tax Credit for College Tuition

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EDUCATION POLICY
A New Look at Tuition Tax Benefits

Today, New America’s Education Policy Program released a brief that estimates optimal tax benefits for undergraduates.


EDUCATION POLICY
Expanding tax credits has done little to help college students

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EDUCATION POLICY
Study: Many Undergrads Remain Ineligible for Tax Breaks

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EDUCATION POLICY
Failing schools can’t buy success

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