KIPP Houston believes in a simple commitment: teaching their students to work hard and be nice.
For the last 20 years, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an excellent education, now having over 200 schools and educating nearly 90,000 children.
With this commitment in mind, it makes sense why KIPP Houston would want to offer Student Loan Genius as a benefit to help their graduates reduce their student loan debt and get the financial help they need.
Some of their graduates have over $50,000 in student loan debt; some have over $70,000. Reflecting on this issue, Jesse Hendrix, Director of College Persistence at KIPP Houston, states, “Student loan debt here in America is a very, very incredibly intense challenge. Some of the work that we’re doing here is working with folks like Student Loan Genius to figure out how we can position students in the best way to optimize their debt.”
“It’s a very, very complex landscape to navigate, and going in alone, we understand that that’s not always the best way to do this. If we can leverage any expertise, as in Student Loan Genius, that’s what we’re here to do. Getting in front of our KIPP alumni and giving them access to these resources, I think will be incredible in the fight for helping our alumni get to the point of financial freedom so that they can live the life they want.”
You can watch the full case study video on the impact KIPP Houston is having by offering Student Loan Genius to help their alumni manage and reduce their student loan debt below.