Financing Graduate Education: Who Enrolls and How Do They Pay?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: 4:15 PM-5:15 PM
Room 5AB (San Diego Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Professional Development & Management
Subcategories: Graduate & Professional Issues Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: Proprietary School, Private School, Graduate/Professional and Public School
This session will provide information and data on who goes to graduate school, what kinds of programs they enroll in, and how they pay. Data from the Department of Education reveal differential enrollment patterns by race, gender, and socioeconomic status. They also demonstrate marked differences in the extent to which different groups of students rely on loans to finance their graduate education. Financial aid professionals will discuss the ways that these demographic differences play out on their campuses and strategies for diminishing the inequality in access to graduate school opportunities.
Charlotte Etier (NASFAA)
Sandy Baum (Urban Institute and Skidmore College)
Janell Valdez (The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center)
Sarah Lopez (Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley)