NOVEMBER 18, 2013
Resources for Managing Student Loans
Paul Combe, American Student Assistance (7:02)
Interview with Paul Combe (12:58)
Vicki Jacobson, Center for Excellence in Financial Counseling (5:46)
Marilyn Landrum, Missouri Department of Higher Education (3:58)
Resources for Economics and Personal Finance
Mary C. Suiter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (3:10)
What We Know About Student Loans in the Eighth District and Nationwide
MODERATOR: William R. Emmons, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (4:14)
Bryan J. Noeth, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (13:53)
Kelly D. Edmiston, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (9:17)
Caroline Ratcliffe, Urban Institute (14:22)
Research Panel Discussion (35:46)
The Future of Student Loans and Financing Higher Education
MODERATOR: Ray Boshara, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (7:32)
Sandy Baum, Urban Institute and George Washington University (11:06)
Interview with Sandy Baum (7:23)
William Elliott III, University of Kansas (13:12)
Jen Mishory, Young Invincibles (8:37)
Interview with Jen Mishory (8:01)
Gary A. Ransdell, Western Kentucky University (11:35)
Roundtable Discussion (40:21)
Below is a full transcript of this video presentation. It has not been edited or reviewed for accuracy or readability.
Julie Stackhouse: Okay. You know, that’s an interesting question, and I recall when my son was in high school, his class was instructed to lay out what their living expenses were working with their parents, and what they wanted to have in terms of wealth as an adult, and then to back into what income it would take to sustain that. That is actually what influenced my son to go on to get his doctorate in pharmacy, because it’s the only way he could afford his lifestyle. So that’s not all bad to think about what it is that you want out of life, and how you can afford it, and what you job you need, and what degree you need to get that. So thanks for raising that question.
So I’m going to now introduce four individuals who are representing institutions offering practical advice on student loans, and they will be available during the breaks for the sessions at special tables where you can pick up their materials and ask your specific questions to them. They’re going to spend about five minutes each telling you what they do. Of course, each of these individuals comes with their own background. We do not necessarily endorse any of the individuals except of course our own employee, Mary Suiter, who we probably endorse. But let me quickly just mention each of them. First is Paul Combe, did I get that right? Oh, good. I’ve been working on that through the entire session to be sure I pronounced it properly. He’s president and CEO of the American Student Assistants. We’ll then have Vicki Jacobson who’s the director at the Center for Excellence in Financial Counseling at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Marilyn Landrum, who’s the supervisor of Default Prevention and Financial Literacy for the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Concluding with Mary Suiter who is an assistant vice president in economic education here at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
So Paul, we’ll start with you.