Midmorning today: Student loans, from the parents' perspective

Just after 10 a.m., I’ll be live-blogging this segment of today’s Midmorning program.

Subject: Student loans — from the parents’ perspective.

Here’s the Midmorning intro:

When college students take out loans to pay for school, they are assuming a large load of debt that could affect their finances for years. What role should parents play in guiding their children through that process, and should parents jeopardize their own financial future to help pay for higher education?

Guest: Ruth Hayden, personal finance consultant.

Past MPR material on the subject:

How to pay off your student loans (04/01/2011)

On Campus blog: How to cope with student loans (09/21/2010)