Laura Beamer in Open Campus
Open Campus’s Scott Smallwood spoke to Laura Beamer, Lead Researcher in Higher Education Finance, about her recent Millennial Student Debt Report “How Schools Lie.”
The JFI analysis … used MIT’s Living Wage Calculator to look at how accurate colleges’ estimates were for living off-campus. It found 41 percent were underestimating the costs of room and board. And the average gap was substantial: about $1,500 for public colleges and $2,000 for private ones.
Digging into the numbers colleges report for all those other costs (room and board, books, other expenses) makes you wonder if we’re even talking about the same thing — and what a prospective student should think about any of it.
Eduard Nilaj’s higher education analysis in Supreme Court amicus brief
Nilaj's work from Millennial Student Debt was cited by student loan experts.
Coverage of Millennial Student Debt
Marketwatch, Fortune, and Bloomberg covered our recent releases on the student debt crisis.
New Release: JFI’s Annual Student Debt Report, 2022
The 2022 "Student Debt and Young America" annual report shows a continued debt crisis but promising trends during three years of...