Community Development Events
$1 Trillion in Student Loan Debt: The Story Behind the Numbers
A Federal Reserve System Connecting Communities® Audioconference
August 29, 2012
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Student loan debt now surpasses the $1 trillion mark, and many students struggle to make their payments. Join this audioconference to learn about:
- The drivers of the rising levels of student loan debt
- The reasons contributing to the increased volume of student loan delinquencies and defaults
- The segment of student populations that may be especially impacted
- Initiatives to address the needs of student borrowers
- Sandy Baum, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
- Rohit Chopra, Student Loan Ombudsman, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Ajita Talwalker, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary, Department of Education
Date and Time
- Wednesday, August 29
2 p.m.–3:15 p.m. CDT
- This is an audioconference. Registration is required. Once registered, you will receive an email containing the call-in information.
- Register online
- For registration questions, please contact Amy Vaughn at 314-444-8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask the Speakers Questions
- For questions for the speakers BEFORE the call, email email@example.com by Monday, Aug. 27.
- For questions for the speakers DURING the call, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will cover as many of them as possible during the Q&A session.
Resources on Student Loan Debt and Tuition Assistance—National
- Community College Research Center, Institute on Education and the Economy, Teachers College, Columbia University
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, "Private Student Loans," report to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; House Committee on Financial Services; and House Committee on Education and the Workforce, July 20, 2012
- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, "Student Loans: Overview and Issues,", August 2012
- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Tenth District Consumer Credit Report, Fourth Quarter 2011
- Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit
- FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
- Institute for Higher Education Policy
- National Consumer Law Center
- U.S. Department of Education
- U.S. Department of Education, Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
- U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Literacy and Education Commission
For questions, please contact Elizabeth Sobel Blum at 214-922-5252 or email@example.com.