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FInancing College Resources
University of Puget Sound Office of Financial Aid
Puget Sound's own Office of Financial Aid provides service to students regarding financial assistance, and maintains financial literacy resources
The Impact of the Recession on Recent College Graduates
This report from the Pew's Economic Mobility project explores and analyzes the impact of the recession on graduates and the significance of the college degree in preventing downward mobility.
Student Debt Crisis
Site focused on all issues pertaining to student debt ranging from recent financial news to strategies for paying off loans.
Paying for College
From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this site offers advice and assistance for managing debt and all things related to financing a college education.
Personal Finance 101 Conversations
From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, watch this short video to get your bearings in a seemingly endless sea of financial-aid options. Grants, scholarships, loans—you name it.
An online tool, created by the United States government, for consumers to compare the cost and value of higher education institutions in the United States. It displays data in five areas: cost, graduation rate, employment rate, average amount borrowed, and loan default rate.
Washington Student Achievement Council
Established as a cabinet-level state agency on July 1, 2012, the Washington Student Achievement Council provides strategic planning, oversight, and advocacy to support increased student success and higher levels of educational attainment in Washington.
Books on Student Loans and Debt
The Student Loan Scam by
Call Number: Click on the title above for online access.
Publication Date: 2009
An in-depth exploration and exposé of the predatory nature of the student loan industry.
Student Loans and the Dynamics of Debt by
Call Number: LB2340.2 .H47 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The burgeoning volume of debt and repayment difficulties that many people now experience have created a vigorous debate on whether public policy should further intervene in student loan transactions.