The economic challenges from the pandemic have drawn added attention to student loan debt relief. There are various approaches to address the $1.7 trillion of national student loan debt or reduce loan default: employer-sponsored repayment, public service loan forgiveness, income-based repayment plans, deferment, refinancing, loan consolidation and in particular loan forgiveness.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) is an applied research program which develops evidence that can assist policymakers, the public, and the media in understanding issues in Social Security, retirement, and disability policy, especially related to economically vulnerable populations. The CFS RDRC incorporates diversity of viewpoints and disciplines, develops diverse emerging scholars and generates research findings that are used in policy and practice. To this end, CFS has released four calls for applications for training programs within the CFS RDRC.
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The CFS RDRC released four calls for applications or proposals for the following training and fellowship opportunities:
- Junior Scholar Intensive Training (JSIT) 2021-2022
- In-Residence Mentored Fellowships 2021-2022
- Extramural Mentored Fellowships 2021-2022
- IRP Extramural Small Grant on Poverty, Retirement, and Disability Research 2021-2022
CFS produced a webinar on October 6, 2020 entitled “Does State-mandated Financial Education Affect Subjective Financial Well-being?”. Associate Professor Carly Urban presented research with CFS Director J. Michael Collins and Research Scientist Jeremy Burke on how state-mandated financial education in high school impacts subjective financial well-being. The research was supported by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.