The 2021 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index

Financial Wellness and Retirement Readiness in Higher Education

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The TIAA Institute and CUPA-HR have teamed up on a series of reports examining COVID-19’s impact on the financial wellness and retirement readiness of the higher education workforce.

Voices of Expertise & Experience

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The TIAA Institute has asked leading scholars, and other experts for their views on what the COVID-19 pandemic means for individuals’ financial security, higher education and other types of institutions.

TIAA Institute Reports

Original research produced by the TIAA Institute—both independently and in collaboration with noted scholars—examines topics of interest to the academic, nonprofit and public sectors. The reports combine statistical findings with thoughtful, data-driven observations and conclusions to provide in-depth analyses appropriate for both technical and general audiences.

June 2021

Many higher education leaders believe any student should be able to attend any university without taking on unmanageable debt. Demographic trends suggest reaching this goal will be challenging.

May 2021

The pandemic has undoubtedly left its mark on higher education. How are institutions responding?

May 2021

With rising tuition costs under scrutiny, colleges are minimizing annual tuition increases while boosting financial aid packages, straining an already fragile business model.

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Strategic Collaborations

Working with leading research centers, associations and think tanks across the nation helps the TIAA Institute tap into their diverse expertise and broaden its impact among its audiences. This yields reliable, data-driven information leaders need to make sound decisions.