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Helping Struggling Borrowers and Fixing the Federal Student Loan System

When
Where
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2261
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515
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Americans currently hold $1.5 trillion in outstanding federal student loan debt, with nearly one in five adults carrying a share of this burden. Less than half of new borrowers can put a dent in their principal balance within three years of entering repayment. Worse yet, some traditionally under-served populations carry disproportionately large debt burdens and are more likely to default. With reauthorization of the Higher Education Act on the horizon, now is the time to consider reforms.

Join BPC, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, and the Consumer Bankers Association as we explore solutions that could better-support existing borrowers, as well as reforms to improve the system moving forward.


Keynote remarks by:

Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL)
@RepShalala

Panel discussions with:

Jeff Andrade
Senior Vice President, McKeon Group

Kristen Fallon
Vice President, Congressional Affairs, Consumer Bankers Association
@kris_fallon

Rachel Fishman
Deputy Director for Research, Economic Policy Program, New America
@higheredrachel

Ashley Harrington
Director, Social Justice Program, United Negro College Fund

Tiffany Jones
Director of Higher Education Policy, The Education Trust
@tiffanyjonesphd

Julie Margetta Morgan
Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
@jmargetta

Doug Webber
Associate Professor of Economics, Temple University
@dougwebberecon

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