The Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion (AEDI) is leading part of the Center for Social Development's anniversary events, with a webinar on the history and future of asset building. As part of CSD's anniversary, we are producing a literature review on each of our major areas of work, all of which owe great debts to CSD's leadership: financial inclusion, children's asset development, and wealth transfers. We are also seeking to guide our collective consideration of the future of asset policy, scholarship, and practice, with the formulation of some 'big questions' in each of these arenas. More information is available on our website and at CSD, but we would also welcome your comments here. What questions do you have, as you look to the past and toward the future? What lessons have we learned, and what should be our common aims moving forward? We would also be delighted to pass along any messages of congratulations to Dr. Sherraden and his team at CSD. How has CSD's work informed your own? What are some of the Center's greatest legacies from the past two decades of field leadership?
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
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- Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
- 44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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- Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
- 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times