Webinar Series I: The Student Debt Crisis: What It Is, and What It Isn’t

May 30, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

First in a series of 3 webinars. Buy 2, get the 3rd free.

$1,500,000,000,000. That’s a lot of zeroes. Put another way, Americans hold roughly twice as much student debt as credit card debt. Coupled with the high price tags of selective residential institutions, the national student debt figure is not only driving Presidential politics but is shaping everyday perceptions—and decisions—about the value of a college education. But, who owes this debt, and to whom? What are their repayment obligations and options, and what happens if they default? Where do financial aid dollars actually come from, where do they go, and what are the real implications for taxpayers and the economy? This webinar will help board members get key facts straight as public debate—and stress on college and university business models—heats up.

Moderator:

  • Jim Hundrieser

Speakers:

  • Rachel Fishman, deputy director for research, Education Policy Program, New America
  • Eddy Conroy, senior practitioner-researcher, Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Temple University