Funding the American Dream: New Podcast Series on Student Financial Aid & Debt

In March 2017, Tech Crunch published an article on return on education investment. The article posited that college is likely the second largest expense for a person after buying a home.

Filing the FAFSA author Mark Kantrowitz writes that the average student financial aid debt at graduation has tripled in the past two decades.

With the ongoing reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the topic of higher ed affordability and student financial aid is being highlighted as one area for innovation.

As the national student loan debt continues to rise, more and more Americans are asking, “How can we fix this?”

Or, more specifically, “How am I ever going to pay off my student loan debt?”

To get to the bottom of these questions and to find real solutions for college affordability, we interviewed students, college administrators, nonprofits, corporations, and more.

Want to know what’s in store? Watch this video teaser for our upcoming podcast series “Challenges and Solutions for Student Financial Aid & Debt.



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Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.