While House Democrats push affordability agenda, divided control of Congress could cause gridlock.
Jennifer Mishory, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, discusses how more states are likely to consider "promise programs" in the new year to increase affordability, and should learn best practices from already established programs.
Eighteen states and dozens of local jurisdictions and institutions have established “promise programs” to make college free. A panel of educators and economists addressed program success at a recent FutureEd event.
In its report “Navigating The New Normal: Financial Imperatives For MSI Effectiveness and Avoiding Financial Exigency,” the Southern Education Foundation suggests that trustees could better understand their institutions’ financial health with answers to these questions.
1. What is the discount rate for entering freshmen versus for continuing students?
2. What is the blended discount rate?
Following are three key questions campus leaders must consider when offering financial training to the board of trustees.