It's graduation week at the University of Kansas, with ceremonies tomorrow and this weekend. At the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion, that's a particularly big deal, since we're not only an academic institution but also an institution in the graduation business, so to speak. We're excited for all the students with whom we've had a chance to work who are graduating, and eager to see where their careers take them. And, of course, we're also thinking about what graduation day means to their parents and others who have supported their academic progress to this point, and about the public policy changes it will take to make many more graduations happen. Happy Graduation, everyone!
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