Monthly Archives: March 2014

Should Payscale’s Earnings Data Be Trusted?

Despite the large amount of money spent on higher education, prospective students, their families, and the public have historically known very little about the earnings of students who attend college. This has started to change in recent years, as a … Continue reading

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More Net Price Madness!

As March Madness gets ready to tip off, I received an additional Net Price Madness entry from Justin Chase Brown, associate director of student financial aid at the University of Missouri-Columbia. (His bracket is shared with permission, and I appreciate … Continue reading

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The 2014 Net Price Madness Tournament

It’s time for my second annual Net Price Madness Tournament, in which colleges which have men’s basketball teams in the NCAA Division I tournament are ranked based on net price in a tournament format. In last year’s Net Price Madness, … Continue reading

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Do States and Colleges Affect Student Fees?

I am presenting a paper, “A Longitudinal Analysis of Student Fees: The Roles of States and Institutions,” at the Association for Education Finance and Policy’s annual conference today.  Here is the abstract: Student fees are used to finance a growing … Continue reading

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Should Campus-Based Financial Aid Be Reallocated?

I am presenting a paper, “Exploring Trends and Alternative Allocation Strategies for Campus-Based Financial Aid Programs,” at the Association for Education Finance and Policy’s annual conference this afternoon.  Here is the abstract: Two federal campus-based financial aid programs, the Supplemental … Continue reading

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Come See Me at AEFP!

I’m presenting two papers at the annual conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) this week in San Antonio. Below are short descriptions of the papers that I’ll be presenting, along with information about the time and … Continue reading

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Can Parents Be Forced to Pay for College?

The recent case of 18-year-old Rachel Canning, a New Jersey teenager who moved out of her parents’ house and sued to force them to pay for private high school and future college tuition, has gained national attention. Although a Morris … Continue reading

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College Accountability and the Obama Budget Proposal

The Fiscal Year 2015 $3.9 trillion budget document from the Obama Administration includes a request of $68.6 billion in discretionary funds for the Department of Education, up $1.3 billion from 2014 funding. This excludes a great deal of mandatory spending … Continue reading

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New Policy Brief on College Ratings

I am pleased to announce the release of my newest policy brief, “Moving Forward with Federal College Ratings: Goals, Metrics, and Recommendations” through my friends at the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). In the brief, I … Continue reading

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