Jeff Webster

Assistant VP/Research & Analytical Services
Round Rock, TX

Biography: Jeff Webster has worked for TG since 1986 and now holds the position of Assistant Vice-President for Research and Analytical Services. Jeff has overseen numerous studies on student loan default, debt burden, and student retention. His area pioneered the use of predictive modeling to improve student loan default prevention efforts and developed the first consumer facing tool to show student debt-to-income ratios by major by institution. Jeff has made presentations to many groups including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, and many student aid industry conferences. He has testified before both House and Senate higher education committees of the Texas Legislature and his teamís research has been reported on by The New York Times, Time, Money, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. His latest research focuses on the efficacy of student loan counseling.