SXSW EDU 2021
Financing the Future: New Ways to Pay for Training
Students and graduates across the country are drowning in higher education debt. With more than $1.6 trillion in student loans suppressing economic mobility for thousands of Americans, it’s never been more urgent to identify new ways to pay for education and training. Emerging finance models show what that future might look like -- with solutions that reduce up-front costs for students and better align what you pay for training with what you get out of it.
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- Examine the scope of the higher education debt crisis and its impact on economic mobility.
- Explore the emerging finance tools that create outcomes-oriented ways to pay for education and training.
- Discuss the potential risks inherent in new finance models, and the need for consumer protections to ensure equity.
Ben Watsky, Chief of Staff, Whiteboard Advisors