Feb 21 2020
Paying the Price — College Costs, Financial Aid,...

Paying the Price — College Costs, Financial Aid,...

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

Over the last few years, the future of higher education has dominated much of the public discourse. Increased costs, ballooning student loan debt, and lagging starting salaries for most graduates has caused many Americans to question both the feasibility of achieving of a college degree and the complicated financial aid structure behind it.

Once touted as the way to achieve a college degree, the mix of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid today leaves countless students without the resources they need to survive. Many students —especially first-generation students and those from lower income families — suffer from multiple need insecurity, including food and housing insecurity, while trying to obtain their degree.

Many programs and initiatives are underway to ensure college students have the resources they need to succeed: support services for first-generation students, college loan forgiveness, certain “free” college programs, and locally here in Cleveland, Say Yes to Education.

But this still begs larger questions: Why has paying for college become such a problem? How is the current financial aid system broken, and what are some solutions?

Join us as Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, author of Paying the Price – College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream and the “defender of impoverished students and a scholar of their struggles,” shares her research.

Admission Info

$22 City Club members / $38 nonmembers

Phone: 216-621-0082

Email: info@cityclub.org

Dates & Times

2020/02/21 - 2020/02/21

Location Info

The City Club of Cleveland

850 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Parking Info

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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