Behind the Bumper Sticker: Income Share Agreements

Behind the Bumper Sticker: Income Share Agreements

Event Contact

  • Chelsea McKelvey
  • Education Events Coordinator
  • As national student loan debt figures continue to rise, some policymakers and institutions of higher education have started to think about whether there might be different ways to finance a college education. One idea that’s grabbed a lot of headlines is Income Share Agreements. But what exactly are “ISAs”? How would they work? And what are the possible upsides and downsides of experimenting with them in different ways and for different kinds of students?

    To find out the answers to these questions and more, join Third Way on Tuesday, September 24th, from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the Capitol Visitors Center for the next installment of our "Behind the Bumper Sticker" series, which aims to illuminate the complexities of some of higher ed’s most popular taglines.

    Terri Taylor, Strategy Director for Postsecondary Finance at the Lumina Foundation, will moderate this conversation with:

    • Clare McCann, Deputy Director of Federal Policy at New America;
    • Joanna Darcus, Staff Attorney at the National Consumer Law Center;
    • Will Nelligan, Project Consultant for the University of California- San Diego Workforce Partnership; and
    • Dr. Matthew Gianneschi, Chief Operating Officer at Colorado Mountain College.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Please contact Chelsea McKelvey ( with any questions.