Full Podcast Series: Challenges and Solutions for Student Financial Aid & Debt

At some point in 2017 (or ’16…or ’15) you might have heard about the “student loan crisis” in the news.

While there’s some slight debate over whether or not it’s a crisis, the fact is that U.S. student debt has reached an all time-high of 1.4 trillion dollars, distributed across 44 million borrowers nationwide. And as many of these borrowers are struggling to pay years, even decades later, it has become common knowledge that there’s a problem.

So what’s the cause behind these student debt problems? And how can we solve them?

Over the past year, we’ve interviewed students, graduates, university presidents, financial aid administrators, employers, philanthropists, and alternative college providers about this 1.4 trillion dollar question.

In this podcast episode, our CEO Hester Tinti-Kane and I go over the highlights of the series, and try to find the answer to the question that has plagued us all for decades: how do we fix the cost of higher ed?

Play the podcast episode above, or download it on iTunes to learn more.



This podcast episode is sponsored by Inversant, a Boston-based nonprofit that helps lower- to middle-income families plan and save for college.

If you would like to donate to Inversant,visit Inversant.org/donate.

To learn more about how Inversant can help you prepare for your child’s future, visit inversant.org/educationlibrary.



Listen to the full series, “Challenges and Solutions for Student Financial Aid & Debt.”

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.