Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

College and Career Readiness: Inflation and the Costs of College

Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: Matthew Gherman


Teachers will be able to:

  • Help build students’ understanding of inflation and how it contributes to what enrollment costs.
  • Help build students’ understanding of how to save for college using different financial tools, assets and strategies.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, discuss the role inflation has on the costs of attending college and loan structures.


Let’s look at inflation and its causes.  We will use our understanding of what inflation is to discuss how it has affected the rising costs of attending and completing college.

We will also look at how loans are constructed to account for market conditions, and how certain factors and concepts like amortization can make it more difficult to pay off student loans.

Our webinar will culminate with introducing students to different financial vehicles to help them save for higher education and its associated expenses.