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How America Pays For College – Free Registration

I am sure that many of you know exactly how you are going to pay for college (or how you have been paying for college) but do you ever wonder how the rest of America is paying for college or where you land in the sea of statistical data that reflects how the average person funds their education.

For a couple of years now, Sallie Mae has partnered up with the folks at Gallup to research how the families in our nation are paying for college. If you are not familiar with the two groups initiating this study, the following is a brief introduction for each of them.

Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae is the nation’s leading provider of saving, planning and paying for education programs. Since its founding more than 35 years ago, the company has invested in more than 31 million people to help them realize their dreams of higher education. Through its subsidiaries, the company manages $188 billion in education loans and serves 10 million student and parent customers. Through its Upromise affiliates, the company also manages more than $19 billion in 529 college-savings plans, and is a major, private source of college funding contributions in America with 11 million members and more than $475 million in member rewards. More information is available at

Gallup has studied human nature and behavior for more than 70 years. Gallup’s reputation for delivering relevant, timely, and visionary research on what people around the world think and feel is the cornerstone of the organization. Gallup employs many of the world’s leading scientists in management, economics, psychology,and sociology, and our consultants assist leaders in identifying and monitoring behavioral economic indicators worldwide. Gallup consultants also help organizations boost organic growth by increasing customer engagement and maximizing employee productivity through measurement tools, coursework, and strategic advisory services. Gallup’s 2,000 professionals deliver services at client organizations, through the Web, at Gallup University’s campuses, and in 40 offices around the world. For more information, go to

How America Pays For College 2010 – Free Registration

If you are interested in learning the results of the most recent research study, you can register for free via this link to attend their presentation on Thursday August 12th at 2:00pm (Eastern) via the web. The session is expected to only last an hour. Informational highlights of this presentation are as follows:

• What percent of families pay for higher education without borrowing?
• How confident are parents in their ability to meet the cost of college in the current economy?
• What percent of families receive grants and scholarships?
• What percent of students use federal loans, private education loans or credit cards to pay for college expenses?

If you don’t want to spend an hour of your time getting the most up-to-date research findings, you can always look at last years data…

I hope you find this information helpful. If you know of someone else that may have interest in this type of presentation, please feel free to use the “share tab” below to pass this article and the free registration link onto them.

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