New (short!) Videos from The Real College Debt Crisis event

Monday, August 3, 2015

From Aid Package to Debt Package: The Real College Debt Crisis, Part 1

Featuring commentary from panelists from the New America event, this five-minute video examines how debt-dependent financial aid compromises education's potency as a driver of equity and upward mobility.

Children's Savings Accounts: Financial Aid for the American Dream

This 3 1/2-minute video outlines how CSAs can underpin an asset-empowered financial aid alternative to student borrowing.

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New Book Released

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.”

Why KU
  • 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