On Tuition Flexibility

February 6, 2012 | Blog

This Wednesday the Wisconsin Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities will hear from the chancellors of Madison…

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Billionaire Education Policy: Part 2 (Guest Post)

December 12, 2011 | Blog

The following is the second post in a two-part series by Robin Rogers, associate professor of sociology at Queens College…

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What We’re Reading: New Thinking on Financial Aid

November 30, 2011 | Blog

Welcome to another new miniseries of the Education Optimists. Once in awhile we get a chance to sit and read–…

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Get Smart About Student Loans

November 18, 2011 | Blog

First, apologies for the long silence. My workload has increased tremendously post-tenure (sorry to disillusion anyone) and I’m having trouble…

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Affordability and Attainment in Wisconsin Public Higher Education

July 14, 2011 | Blog

As I noted in a prior post, last week the Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study (which I co-direct) hosted a statewide…

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NEW EXPERIMENTAL STUDY SUGGESTS FINANCIAL AID ENHANCES COLLEGE SUCCESS AMONG THE MOST UNLIKELY GRADUATES

July 7, 2011 | Blog

The following is a press release issued by UW-Madison this morning Results from an ongoing random assignment study of a…

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Making Our Investments Count

June 23, 2011 | Blog

In a few weeks my research team will release findings from our ongoing study of need-based financial aid, as we…

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What Are You Doing This Summer?

April 18, 2011 | Blog

Want to work with a talented group of students and faculty, helping find ways to make Wisconsin public higher education…

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Increasing % Pell– What Does it Tell Us?

March 23, 2011 | Blog

Over the last several years, UW-Madison has increased its tuition at a higher rate than its System peers, thanks to…

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More Flexibility to Raise Tuition?

February 26, 2011 | Blog

Central to debates over the New Badger Partnership is the question of whether additional flexibilities that make it possible to…

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