Jump$tart Coalition of Minnesota Annual Conference April 28, 2017 – 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Solving the Puzzle of Paying for Higher Education:
Successfully Financing Life after High School
The United States has a long tradition of achievement through higher education. The story of a person improving her or his financial prospects and job satisfaction through education is well-known. Over the last few decades, however, paying for post-secondary education has become more expensive and students and their families have begun to rely more heavily on student loans. While loans provide an avenue to achieving educational goals, many students and families are taking on debt without fully understanding the financial reality of repayment. Please join the Jump$tart Coalition of Minnesota to learn about the state of financing higher education. Together, we’ll explore questions like:
- What is the truth about our country’s student loan debt?
- What does higher education financing look like for people who come from a wide variety of financial situations?
- What factors should be considered when making decisions around financing higher education?
Experts from higher education and finance, and parents themselves, will be a part of our keynote panel. Breakout sessions led by finance professionals, teachers, and college students will also take place. The afternoon will finish with an interactive resource exchange and reception for personal finance educators, advocates, and parents. We look forward to seeing you there!
2:30 p.m. – Optional Tour – Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (limited spaces available)
3:30 p.m. – Welcome
3:40 p.m. – Keynote Event: Video and Panel Discussion
4:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
- Session One – What does the student loan crisis really mean?
- Session Two – Importance of investing early.
5:30 p.m. – Refreshments and interactive resource exchange (Like speed dating with financial education as the theme!)