Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion

  1. Creating a College-Bound Identity: Saving Money for College Makes Kids Confident They Can Go.

    June 6, 2012

    When children save for college they are more likely to go, experts say. A new program from the U.S. Department of Education sets out to test this hypothesis and make college a reality for more children.

  2. Expert Touts Obama College Savings Plan as New Way to ‘American Dream’

    June 1, 2012

    College savings accounts like the ones the Obama administration proposed Thursday represent a “new formula for reaching the American dream,” a leading scholar in the field of children’s savings and college success said.

  3. The Case for Extending Financial Inclusion for Children.

    June 1, 2012
  4. Education Department Releases Proposal to Help Thousands of Disadvantaged Students Access College Through Savings Accounts

    May 31, 2012

    “We believe that savings accounts play a key role in helping all students – especially those from low-income families – access and succeed in college,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a release. “Empowering disadvantaged students with financial resources and skills will...

  5. Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access, and Completion

    May 31, 2012

    The U.S. Department of Education announces a new College Savings Account Research Demonstration Project, which will be...

  6. Will a College Savings Account Inspire College Attendance?

    June 29, 2011

    A pilot program will give students at KIPP urban charter schools college savings accounts — along with education about college readiness — in hope that college savings will inspire them to go to college.

  7. One Small, Surprising Way to Ensure Your Kid Gets to College

    May 13, 2011

    Here's a fascinating bit of research that caught my eye: According to a new report by the College Savings Initiative, kids with a savings account in their own name are six times more likely to attend...