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  1. Giving Children Something to Live For

    October 13, 2021
  2. Seeding Accounts for Kindergartners and Hoping to Grow College Graduates

    October 11, 2021
  3. Can you change a kid's life with $25? Fund My Future Milwaukee thinks so.

    September 30, 2021
  4. Kids need education to succeed. Wisconsin needs skilled workers for the future. Could a children's savings program be the answer?

    September 29, 2021
  5. 2021's States with the Most and Least Student Debt

    August 25, 2021
  6. ‘The language of consumer debt is rife with moral undertones’

    July 9, 2021
  7. How California college savings accounts sow the seeds of higher learning at a young age

    May 20, 2021
  8. College Accounts at Birth: State Efforts Raise New Hopes

    April 27, 2021
  9. How Baby Bonds Could Help Close the Racial Wealth Gap

    January 18, 2021
  10. The Toll of Student Debt Goes Beyond Failing to Build Wealth

    October 21, 2019
  11. Imagining CSAs as a Tool for Combating Wealth Inequality

    February 12, 2018

    Research from a new report released this week from the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion (AEDI) at...

  12. Why children’s savings accounts should be America’s next wealth transfer program

    February 12, 2018

    At a time of great wealth inequality and dramatically unequal chancesbetween the rich and the poor of getting a...

  13. Dr Terri Friedline, Why children’s savings accounts should be America’s next wealth transfer program

    February 6, 2018

    Dr. Terri Friedline is AEDI Faculty Director for Financial Inclusion and Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas. In August, Dr. Friedline had a piece published in Huffington Post. Title, 

  14. Straight Talk MD with Frank Sweeny

    October 31, 2017

    College tuition has become unaffordable to many highly qualified students from middle and low income families. 7 out of 10 college students today must take out loans to pay for college. For those who choose to take on these loans, it means crushing debt that will threaten their future financial...

  15. How to Pay for Free Community College

    October 5, 2017

    The popularity of college promise programs -- or tuition-free initiatives for community colleges and in some cases for four-year degrees -- has been growing across the country in the last few years.

    But despite enthusiasm from families, policy makers, businesses and organizations to...

  16. Merging of Savings Accounts Proposed for College Funding

    October 4, 2017

    Children’s savings accounts and college promise initiatives could be stronger if the two funding mechanisms for higher education were merged together, a professor argues in new paper that drew praise from a U.S. Senator who says he plans to pursue legislation and funding that would make it...

  17. CSAs Highlighted in The Hill, a popular blog read by members of Congress

    August 10, 2017

    CSAs were highlighted in The Hill, a popular blog read by members of Congress. The author refers to San Francisco’s K2C program as well as Dr. Elliott’s research supporting the positive effects of even small savings amounts.

  18. Dr. Elliott and Melinda Lewis co-author Piece for New America

    August 10, 2017

    In December 2016, when the greater-than-expected costs of student debt forgiveness within Income-Based Repayment plans was prominent in the news, Dr. Elliott and Melinda Lewis co-authored a piece for New America about the true costs and insufficiencies of IBR schemes

  19. Dr. Elliott Interviewed for Inversant’s Podcast Series

    August 10, 2017

    Demonstrating AEDI’s commitment to engaging in multiple media formats, Dr. Elliott was interviewed for Inversant’s podcast series.  He framed CSAs as conduits for wealth transfers that are uniquely consistent with American values.

  20. Dr. Elliott Wrote About Inequities in the Financial Aid System for Talk Poverty

    August 10, 2017

    Dr. Elliott wrote a piece for Talk Poverty about how inequities in the financial aid system constrain upward mobility and undermine education’s potency as an equalizing force in society, as well as how CSAs can counter these effects.

  21. MarketWatch Features Dr. Elliott’s research

    August 10, 2017

    MarketWatch featured Dr. Elliott’s research documenting the extent to which student debt slows college graduates’ ascent to the median of the income and wealth distributions, in October 2016.  The piece subsequently generated some

  22. Professor: Student Debt Threatening American Dream

    July 22, 2015
  23. Time for Revolution in Higher Education Funding has Come, Professors Say

    July 21, 2015
  24. Advantaging the Advantaged Once Again

    July 20, 2015
  25. Are Child Savings Accounts Our Way Out of the Student Debt Crisis?

    July 17, 2015