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James Kvaal

James Kvaal

President, The Institute for College Access & Success

James Kvaal is the president of the Institute for College Access & Success. He previously served as the deputy domestic policy adviser at the White House, where he worked on a range of issues related to economic opportunity. His work on higher education included initiatives to make college tuition more affordable, protect students from unaffordable loans, and help many more students graduate from college. Over the course of his career, he has also served in senior roles at the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. House of Representatives,  and the U.S. Senate. He has taught at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy and attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

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  • Partner with States to Close Equity Gaps

    Over the past generation, there has been a sea of change in how we pay for college. Over the…