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The Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Loan Debt

Presented by The City Club of Cleveland at The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland OH

Mar 09 2018
The Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Loan Debt

A conversation with Matthew M. Chingos, Ph.D., author and Director of Education Policy at the Urban Institute, on the reality of student loan debt and the policy proposals that would make the lending system efficient and fair for all.

In an era of rising tuition and student debt, many are beginning to question the value of college. While estimates indicate that the median gap in annual earnings between a high school and college graduate is $19,550, the Class of 2016 enters the workforce with $37,172 in student loan debt. Given this new reality, apprenticeships and early entrance into the workforce are gaining traction as alternatives to the expense of college.

Are all college graduates destined to enter the workforce buried

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$20 City Club members / $35 nonmembers

Contact: 216-621-0082


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The City Club of Cleveland

850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd floor, Cleveland, OH 44114


If you’re driving, parking is available immediately west of the City Club building in the Euclid Prospect Gateway Garage. The cost is $10.00 before 4:00 pm and $4.00 after 4:00 pm. Special event pricing does apply. If you are at the city club between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, bring your ticket with you into the City Club and we will validate your ticket to reduce the cost to $3.00.

Discounted valet parking is available at the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel. Bring your ticket in with you to the City Club to receive a discount validation.

Additional, non-discounted downtown parking can be found in the Atrium Garage (645 W. Prospect), Ameritrust Garage (900 W. Prospect), and Gateway Prospect Parking (944/1002 W. Prospect). More parking information can also be found here.

Or, skip the drive and hop on a UH Bike—there’s a station right across the street from the City Club. Use discount code G3TR1D1NG for 30 minutes of free ride time on us.


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