Date & Time
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Please join us starting at 2:30 pm at Annenberg Auditorium in Weill Hall to view the livestreamed TEDx Indianapolis. Susan Dynarski is scheduled to present at 3:17 pm.
From the TEDx Indianapolis website:
Why financial aid is broken and a simple solution to fix it
The federal system of student financial aid is broken. Many smart students forgo college in the mistaken belief that they cannot afford it. The financial aid system, intended to increase opportunities for low-income students, is to blame. Information about aid eligibility is hidden behind a thicket of paperwork. Complex financial paperwork is a time-consuming nuisance for college-educated parents. For the low-income, first generation college students that aid intends to help, it’s a serious roadblock on the route to college. What if we eliminated the aid application altogether? Susan Dynarski, New York Times columnist and Professor of Economics, Education and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, suggests an enticingly simple alternative.
About Susan Dynarski:
Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics and Institute for Social Research. She is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment. She is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Dynarski earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.
Professor Dynarski has consulted broadly on student aid reform, including at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, White House, Treasury and Department of Education and frequently consults with the Council of Economic Advisers on the college ratings system.