Finance Grand Challenges Speaker Series: Student Loan Forgiveness

Finance Grand Challenges is a new speaker series that brings heavy hitters in the world of finance to the Robert H. Smith School of Business. The third event in the series will be held on April 2 with a candid, nonpartisan discussion on the pros and cons of student loan forgiveness.

Guest speakers Sandy Baum (Nonresident Senior Fellow, the Urban Institute & Professor Emerita of Economics, Skidmore College) and Diane Jones (Former Acting Undersecretary, Department of Education for Postsecondary Education) will examine why these loan balances have grown so large and explore how forgiveness would solve the college affordability problem.