For many people, the American Dream includes earning a college degree to enhance social mobility and provide economic security for themselves and their families. However, for many, student debt transforms that dream into a dream deferred. Student loan debt in the United States has surpassed that of credit cards and has become an escalating financial burden on students and families.
Join us at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for the 8th Annual New England Consumer Advisory Group Forum to hear how this debt burden reached its startling level, how it affects the American household, and the potential solutions to address this growing crisis.
Continental Breakfast & Registration
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jeffrey C. Fuhrer
History &Trend Analysis
Implications and Problems
Ruth J. Liberman
Rebecca L. Rose
The New England Consumer Advisory Group (NECAG) consists of regulators, attorneys, bankers, academics, consumer advocates, and other financial industry professionals who meet periodically to identify and address emerging consumer financial protection issues.