Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Dupaco sponsors film screening on the student debt crisis
Dupaco is sponsoring a special screening of the film Broke, Busted and Disgusted as part of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on Friday, April 22 at 4 p.m. at Mindframe Theaters. Following the film there will be a panel discussion, including the film’s producer, Adam Carroll, and local experts, to better understand the long-term financial impact of college debt and to explore students’ options.
The film recognizes that student debt is a major issue in America and discusses the true cost of a college degree, which can have a lasting impact on the student’s future life events like buying a home or starting a family.
The screening and discussion directly relate to Dupaco’s mission of helping improve members’ financial positions. College debt will likely become one of the biggest financial obligations of a student’s life, and Dupaco can provide students and their families tools to help them compare their options before making that commitment.
According to Dupaco President and CEO Joe Hearn, sponsoring the screening will help students and their parents better understand the long-lasting financial implications of student debt.
“As a credit union, it’s our mission to provide our members guidance on issues that affect all areas of their financial lives,” said Hearn. “Heading to college may be one of the biggest financial decisions of a student’s life and we want to do our best to educate them during their college planning process.”