The Assets and Education Initiative, soon to be the Center for Assets, Education, and Inclusion (still AEDI, for short!), is excited to launch, today, a new blog! This blog will provide a space for concise explanations of some of AEDI's research, brief analyses of others' investigations and/or current events, and guest posts from our colleagues in the field. AEDI's Founding Director, Willie Elliott and Faculty Directors Terri Friedline (Financial Inclusion) and Wealth Transfer (Emily Rauscher) will join me in posting regularly. Look for new content here approximately three times each week, and please let us know if there are post topics you would like to see. All posts will have comment functionality, and we look forward to a robust dialogue about children's savings, college debt, financial inclusion, and the economic mobility effects of wealth accumulation. Thank you for your interest in AEDI!
Today’s student loan system is in place because of a political compromise, and growing discontent with student debt may signal that this arrangement has run its course. While there are resources and organizations in place to help those struggling with debt, the time has come to consider a new direction for financial aid, William Elliott III and Melinda Lewis argue in “Student Debt: A Reference Handbook.”
- Save a Little, Gain a Lot: Cultivating College-Saver Identities By Melinda Lewis
- Building College-Saver Identities among Latino Immigrants by William Elliott
- Does Community Access to Alternate Financial Services Relate to Individual's Use of Service by Friedline and Kepple
- Do Community Characteristics Relate to Young Adult College Students’ Credit Card Debt? by Friedline, West, Rosell, Serido and Shim
- The Potential for Savings Accounts to Protect Young Adult Households from Unsecured Debt by Friedline and Freeman
- One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
- Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
- 44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
- Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
- 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times