Videos Highlight AEDI's Research

Thursday, February 5, 2015

AEDI is a research center, and our currency is knowledge. We hold ourselves to rigorous methodological standards but also have high expectations for the policy relevance of our work. In order to have a chance of influencing policy development in the arenas of financial aid, higher education, financial services, and economic mobility supports, we work to meet ambitious timelines and strive for accessible presentations of our findings. We are still building our media production capacity, and we know that we have a lot to learn from some of our colleagues. We have heard from practitioners and advocates in the field, though, that these videos and the infographics and other visuals we have created have been helpful to them. We share this content here, invite your feedback, and ask: how can AEDI be of greatest value to you, in 2015, in your efforts to promote children's asset building?

What do you want to see from AEDI this year? What types of media, in particular, would you use the most--more social media content, more infographics, more/shorter/different videos? Thank you, as always, for all you do!

From a Debt-Dependent to an Asset-Empowered Financial Aid Model

Institutional Facilitation and CSA Effects

Discussion of CSA Policy

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New Book Released

Today’s student loan system is in place because of a political compromise, and growing discontent with student debt may signal that this arrangement has run its course. While there are resources and organizations in place to help those struggling with debt, the time has come to consider a new direction for financial aid, William Elliott III and Melinda Lewis argue in “Student Debt: A Reference Handbook.”

Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times