Media advisory: Panel looks at student loans, higher ed costs

ATTENTION: Reporters covering higher education, public policy, personal finance and public policy

WHAT: Student loans, financial aid and how to address the rising costs of higher education in America will be discussed by four panelists looking at the issues from the perspectives of a student, a U.S. congressman, a campus administrator and an academic in this University of California, Berkeley, event at the Goldman School of Public Policy.

The program is free and open to the public.  Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during a Q&A period.

WHEN: 3-4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Goldman School Living Room, located at 2607 Hearst Ave., on the northeast side of campus.

WHO: Panelists will include:

  • S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., who will announce new legislation to allow student loan borrowers to refinance their debt at lower interest rates.
  • Henry Brady, dean of the Goldman School and professor of political science.
  • Anne De Luca, associate vice chancellor for admissions and enrollment.
  • Anthony Michael Abril, a fourth-year Berkeley sociology major and education minor who has been financially independent since the age of 18.

DETAILS: Be advised that Living Room seating is limited. A videotape of the event will be webcast later on the GSPP website.