Student Debt: Rhetoric and Realities

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room 1 AB (San Diego Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Advocacy
Subcategories: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
This session will focus on the realities of student debt, and strategies for mitigating the difficulties borrowing creates for students. Sandy Baum will discuss the evidence and arguments contained in her new book, Student Debt: Rhetoric and Realities of Higher Education Financing. Campus financial aid administrators will focus on student perceptions of debt and strategies to improve their understanding of the pros and cons of borrowing and the associated responsibilities.
Anne Sturtevant (The College Board)
Sandy Baum (Urban Institute)
Samantha Veeder (University of Rochester)
Philip Schuman (Indiana University - University Student Services and Systems)