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Borrowing for College: Exploring the Connection between Student Loan Debt and Health

posted on Wed, Jun 24 2015 12:00 am by The Network

Wednesday, June 24 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. (ET). View/download the slides.

This June many college graduates will leave school with hard earned degrees as well as debt from student loans. Concerns over the amount of student borrowing have grown over the past few years and calls are being made to reform the college financing system. Also, with emerging research showing an association between debt and health, the effects of the borrowing may go beyond a student’s financial well-being. This webinar will explore issues surrounding student debt by reviewing the current trends in student borrowing and indebtedness, examining the effect of debt on student health, and considering some of the proposed legal and policy reforms for financing higher education.    


  • Sandy Baum, Ph.D., Professor of Higher Education at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University
  • Reid Setzer, Policy and Legislative Affairs Analyst, Young Invincibles
  • Katrina Walsemann, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education, & Behavior at the University of South Carolina


  • Andy Baker-White, J.D., M.P.H., Associate Director, Network for Public Health Law — Mid-States Region


Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.

Series Is Presented in Partnership by: American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME); the Network for Public Health Law, and Public Health Law Research.