|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||
CONTACT: Jesse Jacobs - 202-224-4524
|Friday, August 30, 2002||
Craig Davis - 202-224-7391
Senator Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD), Chairman of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, announced that the full Committee will meet to conduct a hearing on the importance of financial literacy among college students.
Beginning at first-year orientation, many college students receive credit card solicitations and over half acquire their first credit card during their first year of school. However, college students often lack the financial knowledge that is necessary for a smooth entry into the financial system. Consequently, many students mishandle their finances and accrue large amount of credit card debt. The hearing will explore ways to address this problem.
The hearing will be held:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2002
538 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
Scheduled to testify are: