Our Mission is to benefit the public by enhancing access to affordable higher education and the financial security that flows from educational attainment.
We undertake charitable and educational activities aimed at making postsecondary education more affordable for all Americans by mitigating the costs to society of borrowing for higher education.
It’s the American Dream–everyone willing to work hard should have a fair shot at climbing the economic ladder. We know that earning a college degree increases the opportunity for well-paying work and reduces the risk of unemployment. The burden of student debt threatens to diminish the promise higher education. While it is estimated that two-thirds of new job openings require education beyond high school, college is expensive. Less than 15 percent of financially disadvantaged students earn a bachelor’s degree by age 24.
Our primary initiatives include:
- Educating the public about the risks and benefits of borrowing to finance the costs of higher education; and,
- Supporting efforts to expand the availability of consumer-focused professional financial advisors dedicated to enhancing the affordability of higher education for students and families.