Changes to Student-Loan System

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Expert:
Dr. Joni Finney
Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:
• Nationally recognized expert in public financing of higher education and access and accountability in higher education.
• Has worked for more than 20 years with state leaders to improve public policies that govern higher education and served as vice president of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education for the past 10 years.

Expert:
Dr. Laura Perna
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:
• Expert in student loans and finances, paying for college, and college affordability and choice.
• Researches how individual characteristics, social structures and public policies enable or restrict women, racial/ethnic minorities and people of lower socio-economic status in gaining opportunities in higher education.