Asset Building Financial Inclusion Report

We Save, We Go to College (Creating a Financial Stake in College, Report No. III)

“We Save, We Go to College” is the third report of a four-part series that focuses on the relationship between children’s savings and improving college success. This report examines the connection between savings and college attendance. Findings suggest that if students have savings specifically for educational goals, they are more likely to be out course five years later than those without savings. Asset accumulation, especially for low- and moderate-income children could help pave the way for access to a college education.

Project: College Success


Elliott, W., III. (2012). We save, we go to college (Creating a Financial Stake in College, Report No. III). Washington, DC: New America Foundation and Washington University, Center for Social Development