Asset Building Briefs & Summaries Financial Inclusion

Saving for Post-Secondary Education in American Indian Communities

Since education has been identified as a vital asset among American Indian people, it would
logically follow that most American Indian adults are either saving for a child’s education or would like to save for a child’s education. However, little is known about the practices and behaviors of American Indians when it comes to saving for post-secondary education. This pilot study is the first to examine saving for post-secondary education in American Indian communities.


Hertel, A. L., & Jäger, M. E. (2010, July). Saving for post-secondary education in American Indian communities (CSD Research Brief No. 10-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.