Date Filter: 4/2019

Which is more like indentured servitude: Income share agreement or student loan?

Apr 24, 2019
Income-share agreements, Student loans, Social justice

 We have heard the concern that income share agreements (ISAs) can be like indentured servitude. At face value, this seems plausible, given the notion of “income sharing” embedded in the name of this financing option. I would like to dispel this criticism of ISAs in this note, including the substantive nature of this argument and the aspects driving this perception. In simple terms, an educational income share agreement is an obligation, but not a loan, where a student gets...

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