Hacking College Affordability: How Schools and Startups Are Tackling Higher-Ed Costs

Hacking College Affordability: How Schools and Startups Are Tackling Higher-Ed Costs

Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 pm PT

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 405 Howard St, San Francisco, CA


The cost of college has more than quintupled over the last 40 years. At four-year public institutions, for example, tuition jumped from $3,680 a year in 1985 to nearly $18,632 in 2015, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Not surprisingly, there’s been a sharp uptick in student loans and other forms of financial aid as well. As of 2016, nearly 82 percent of full-time, first-time students receive financial aid, up 10 percent from 2001.

At this EdSurge HigherEd meetup, you’ll hear from experts at the frontline of the college affordability crisis, working on- and off-campus to innovate and help students afford higher education. What are the biggest concerns financial aid advisors are tackling? Are startups helping—or cashing in on one of the biggest challenges facing college students today? We’ll ask all that and more on May 30.

Panelists include:

  • Katherine Zelner, Director of University Partnerships at Raise.me
  • Jaclyn Piñero, Executive Director, Bay Area at uAspire
  • Nathan Ranney, Director of Product at Moneythink
  • Larry Blair, Director of Financial Aid at California Institute of Integral Studies

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