While it's not officially summer for a few weeks, we've been in summer mode at AEDI since the semester concluded. That means that, while we're still reading and writing and thinking (a lot) about assets and wealth creation and educational outcomes and economic mobility, we won't be posting here quite as regularly over the next couple of months. We'll be traveling some for research in different Children's Savings Account programs around the country, some of which we'll be able to post about soon, so look for us to be active on Twitter, in particular. We hope that your summers include some moments of relaxation and rejuvenation with family and friends, and we look forward to making next fall's back-to-school the best one yet, for students whose futures depend on how well we build policy structures to connect them with transformative assets.
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