"A new report titled, “Stranded Credits: A Matter of Equity,” from Ithaka S+R, explores the lived experiences of students and staff familiar with institutional debt, also known as stranded credits. This phenomenon particularly impacts students of color, first-generation and low-income students. The report defines stranded credits as academic credits achieved by students that they cannot access due to an unpaid balance. “If you make it difficult for them to even address the debt, then they can’t get the jobs they need to actually pay down the debt. We need more innovation, more openness, more flexibility,” said Jones. 'Right now, stranded credit discourages students from continuing their careers and keeps them locked into a cycle of poverty where they have limited options.'" Read more here.

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