Systemic Solutions to Improve Student Loan Repayment & Default

Monday, June 27, 2022: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Meeting Room 8 (Austin Convention Center)

Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Leadership/Manager's Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Often missing from public debates around loan forgiveness is that broad forgiveness of student debt, absent additional systemic reforms, will be a one-time fix, leaving current and future borrowers to navigate the same flawed system. Through generous funding from Arnold Ventures, NASFAA convened a coalition of other higher education associations, organizations and think tanks to examine the challenges and develop thoughtful, targeted policy solutions that ensure the student loan repayment system protects borrowers and advances equity. This session will review the findings and resulting recommendations to overhaul loan repayment at a systemic level, including proposals to reform student loan default.
Karen McCarthy (NASFAA)
Rachel Gentry (NASFAA)
Rachelle Feldman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)