Treasurer to hold student debt tour

August 18, 2009 9:05:16 PM PDT
State Treasurer Janet Cowell will be visiting several college campuses across North Carolina to inform students on credit card use and debt. Cowell will discuss the dangers of using credit cards for financing education and will determine the biggest obstacles facing society in affording a college education.

Last year, 84 percent of college students had at least one credit card, with half of students owning more than four.

Stats show average balances on student credit cards have risen to a record high of $3,200.

"My hope is to learn more about what can be done to help students and families," Cowell said. "This opportunity will provide a basis to develop initiatives that will assist North Carolinians."

A tour schedule includes:

August 25
Wake Technical Community College
Student Services Building
Room 215 - Wake Tech Conference Center
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
2:30 - 4 p.m.

August 26
Alamance Community College
Wallace W. Gee Building Boardroom, Room G-222
1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd
Haw River, NC
2 - 3:30p.m.

August 27
Fayetteville State University
C. J. Barber Administration Building
Chancellor's Office, Room 256
1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28301
10:30a.m. - Noon

August 28
High Point University
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262
10:30a.m. - 11:45a.m., Campus Tour
Noon - 1:30 p.m., Luncheon with students

August 28
Johnson C. Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
3 - 4:30 p.m.


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