Webinar on Student loan debt issues for Veterans: what do we know about the challenges and barriers?

The Center for Financial Security, in partnership with the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt hosted an event entitled “Student loan debt issues for Veterans: what do we know about the challenges and barriers?” on November 12, 2020.

GI Bill educational benefits for eligible veterans provide generous financial support for qualified postsecondary programs and yet nearly half of all student veterans do not utilize these benefits. Furthermore, undergraduate student veterans borrow roughly the same amount of money, whether or not they use these benefits. The percentage of student veterans who borrow continues to grow and now most student veterans borrow during the course of their degrees. What do we know about the distinct challenges faced by veterans who return to school? How well do traditional higher education models fit the needs of student veterans?  How does student loan debt impact their college experiences and their futures after college? 

This webinar brings together a panel of veterans affairs and college financial aid experts who will share insights from their work with student veterans and offer advice on how student veterans can minimize their student loan debt.