144 Who Bears the Burden of Student Debt? What Colleges Can Do to Help

Monday, July 11, 2016: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Thurgood Marshall North (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Public School, Proprietary School, Private School and Community College
Beyond the headlines about growing loan amounts, it is important to recognize that the burden of student debt does not fall equally among all students. During this interactive session, presenters will share the latest data on which types of students are most likely to borrow, borrow more, and have trouble repaying their loans. Presenters from a community college and public flagship university will discuss policies and practices they have implemented to help students manage their debt, including data-driven approaches to improve completion and the Carolina Covenant—an institutional pledge that allows eligible low-income students to graduate debt-free.
Debbie Cochrane (The Institute for College Access & Success, Inc.)
Laurie Wolf (Des Moines Area Community College)
Ann Trollinger (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Debbie Cochrane (The Institute for College Access & Success, Inc.)