Student parents have significantly more student loan debt than their non-parenting peers ($6,500 vs. $3,500). There is a need for greater financing options for student parents to finance their postsecondary education. JFF’s Finance the Future initiative explores the variety of innovative financing tools that could lead to greater postsecondary access and completion of students, including student parents.
We know that enabling lifelong learning is key to unlocking true economic advancement. Through our Financing the Future initiative and our partnership with Imaginable Futures, we’re working to lower the financial burdens that prevent learners of all ages from accessing education and skills development opportunities. This partnership will enable us to study innovative approaches and spur the development of new ideas that will make postsecondary education and training accessible to people of all income backgrounds.