Student Debt and Time to Degree

April 2016: Student Debt Update - President Eisler's Presentation to SPARC

November 2014: Student Debt Forums

Student Debt Task Force Report

November 13, 2012
Report to Strategic Planning and Resource Council (SPARC) Final Draft 11/20/12

Student Debt Task Force announced

September 4, 2012
President's Memorandum to Faculty and Staff
(includes Committee members and charge)

Student Debt:

June 2012
"Draft Ideas and Suggestions For Consideration and Refinement" document

Presentations

"Building an Affordable Future for our Students:
Addressing Student Debt and Time to Degree While Providing Academic Excellence"

Feb. 15-16, 2012 - Big Rapids
Feb. 29, 2012 - Kendall

What are your ideas for addressing student debt?

Comments received (from forum through 3/28/12)

  1. How can we help more students graduate? responses
  2. How can we help students graduate more quickly? responses
  3. How can we reduce costs for our students? responses
  4. Are there other approaches we should consider to address this growing challenge for our students? responses

Kendall forum responses

Additional comments received (as of 4/11/12)

  1. How can we help more students graduate? responses
  2. How can we help students graduate more quickly? responses
  3. How can we reduce costs for our students? responses
  4. Are there other approaches we should consider to address this growing challenge for our students? responses

Factors Affecting Student Debt

Links -

Cost Articles:

Middle College Program: Grand Rapids Press"Kenowa Hills, Davenport enter degree deal; Middle College program to start in the fall" 3/16/12

Wall Street Journal: "Trying to Shed Student Debt"

The New York Times: "Cut the Confusion so Students Know Their Risks"

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "Know Before You Owe - Student Loans"