More Costly College Loans: Financing Higher Education

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Dr. Laura Perna

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education,
University of Pennsylvania


• Expert in student loans and finances, paying for college, college affordability and choice, as well as access to and equity in higher education

• Her research investigates how individual characteristics, social structures and public policies enable or restrict women, racial/ethnic minorities and people of lower socio-economic status to gain opportunities in higher education as a student and as an employee.

• Expert resource for stories on issues related to paying for college