Exploring Tough Policy Issues through an AAUW Lens:
The Student Debt Crisis
Join AAUW’s Public Policy team as they and guest speakers explore the realities and possible misconceptions about student debt.
Women hold around two-thirds of the country’s $1.7 trillion of student debt, according to AAUW’s report, Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans. Because of the gender pay gap, they have less income with which to repay their loans. Student debt erodes economic security and is particularly burdensome for women of color. Our panelists will discuss their research and efforts to help borrowers and halt abuses by the student loan industry.
– Katherine Welbeck, director of advocacy from the Student Borrower Protection Center
– Natalia Abrams, president and founder of the Student Debt Crisis Center