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January 25: Robert Hildreth, “Financial Aid That Won’t Make You Broke: Can Low-Income Families Save Enough for College?”

Robert Hildreth

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Robert Hildreth is Founder and Executive Director of FUEL Education.

Following a career in finance, Bob Hildreth created a matched savings program that encouraged low-income families to save toward higher education. This idea became the basis for FUEL Education, which has helped the families of more than 700 students from Boston, Chelsea, and Lynn save more than $600,000 toward their education. In his talk, Bob will discuss how a national savings program could help stimulate savings for college among lower income populations and ultimately make it possible for more families to send the children to college without the burden of crippling student debt.

Read the Boston Globe’s article on Hildreth’s work here.