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Education Professor Katie Smith Featured in Media Worldwide  

Headshot of Katie SmithKatie Smith, an assistant professor of Education Leadership, Management and Policy whose research focuses on college students' career development and post-graduate outcomes, co-authored an article designed to inform and guide would-be student loan borrowers.

Entitled "5 Things to Consider Before Taking out a Student Loan," the article was authored with education professor David J. Nguyen of Ohio University and Monnica Chan, a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard.

Initially published in The Conversation, an independent and not-for-profit news organization that exclusively publishes the work of academics and researchers intended for a broader audience, "5 Things to Consider Before Taking out a Student Loan" was picked up by media outlets throughout the world— everywhere from the Chicago Chronicle, Salon and the Dallas Sun to the Toronto News, the Zimbabwe Star, the Paris Guardian and Beijing Bulletin (see a partial list below).

Smith and her co-authors write: 

16.9 million. 

That's how many students are going to college at the undergraduate level this fall. Of that number, roughly half – 46% – will take out federal student loans. It's a decision that could bring certain rewards – not the least of which is a well-paying job – but it can also come with serious economic consequences. 

The average debt for the class of 2017 was an estimated US$28,650. And not everyone is able to make steady payments on their student loans. The federal government reports that 10.8% of student loan borrowers who entered repayment in 2015 have since defaulted. 

As researchers who specialize in how money shapes the way people make education decisions, here are five tips for students and families thinking about how to pay for college. 

Read more at The Conversation. 

Partial List of Media Coverage for "5 Things to Consider Before Taking out a Student Loan."

Sep 1, 2019 Salon 
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Aug 28, 2019 Chicago Chronicle 
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Aug 28, 2019 Mexico Star 
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Aug 28, 2019 Nigeria Sun 
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Aug 28, 2019 Bangkok News 
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Aug 28, 2019 San Antonio Post 
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Aug 28, 2019 Dallas Sun 
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Aug 28, 2019 Toronto News 
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Aug 28, 2019 Zimbabwe Star 
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Aug 28, 2019 Brunei News 
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Aug 28, 2019 Bombay News Update 
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Aug 28, 2019 Azerbaijan News.Net 
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Aug 28, 2019 Malaysia Sun 
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Aug 28, 2019 Beijing Bulletin 
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Aug 28, 2019 Cambodia News 
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Aug 28, 2019 Tennis Times 
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Aug 28, 2019 Toronto Telegraph 
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Aug 28, 2019 Asia Pacific News 
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Aug 28, 2019 Europe Sun 
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Aug 28, 2019 China National News 
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Aug 28, 2019 Africa Leader Online 
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Aug 28, 2019 Malaysia News.Net 
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Aug 28, 2019 Turkmenistan News.net 
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Aug 28, 2019 UAE 
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Aug 28, 2019 Hong Kong Herald 
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Aug 28, 2019 India Gazette 
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Aug 28, 2019 Broadcast Communications 
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Aug 28, 2019 Uzbekistan News 
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Aug 28, 2019 Trinidad Times 
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Aug 28, 2019 Hawaii telegraph 
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Aug 28, 2019 Israel Herald 
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Aug 28, 2019 Vietnamtribune 
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Aug 28, 2019 Haitinews.net 
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Aug 28, 2019 mumbainews.net 
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Aug 28, 2019 Beijing News 
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Aug 28, 2019 Macaunews 
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Aug 28, 2019 Jakarta News 
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Aug 28, 2019 Knoxville Times 
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Aug 28, 2019 Tajikistan News.net 
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Aug 28, 2019 Kyrgyzstan News 
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Aug 28, 2019 North Korea Times 
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Aug 28, 2019 Paris Guardian 
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Aug 28, 2019 Seven Days Online

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