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Using the design principles as a guide, Lumina Foundation invited nationally recognized experts as well as up-and-coming analysts to author the papers that will be discussed during today’s Ideas Summit at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The papers can be found online at http://luminafoundation.org/newsroom/ideas_summit.html. The titles and authors of the papers are as follows:
A College Considerator: Robert Shireman, California Competes, Lande Ajose, California CompetesA Student Level Analysis of Financial Aid: Richard Rhoda, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Russ Deaton, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, David Wright, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Doug Mennen, Tennessee Higher Education CommissionAdvancing Shared Responsibility as a Model for Contemporary State Grant Aid Programs: Brian T. Prescott, WICHE, David A. Longanecker, WICHEApplying the Lessons of Behavioral Economics to Improve the Federal Student Loan Programs: Six Policy Recommendations: Angela Boatman, Vanderbilt University, Brent Evans, Vanderbilt University, Adela Soliz, Harvard UniversityCan Income-Driven Repayment Policies be Efficient, Effective, and Equitable? Nicholas Hillman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jacob Gross, University of LouisvilleCollege Affordability for Low Income Adults: Improving Returns on Investment for Families and Society: Barbara Gault, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Lindsey Reichlin, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Meghan Froehner, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Stephanie Roman, Institute for Women’s Policy ResearchCollege Affordability: What Is It and How Can We Measure It? Sandy Baum, George Washington University and The Urban Institute Jennifer Ma, The College BoardCollege Costs: Students Can’t Afford Not to Know: Brad Hershbein, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Kevin Hollenbeck, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment ResearchEstimating the Costs and Benefits of Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Systems: Beth Akers, Brookings Institution, Matthew Chingos, Brookings InstitutionFrom Income-based Repayment Plans to an Income-based Loan System: Robert G. Sheets, George Washington Institute for Public Policy, George Washington University, Stephen Crawford, George Washington Institute for Public Policy, George Washington UniversityMoving the Needle: How Financial Aid Policies Can Help States Meet Student Completion Goals: Andy Carlson, SHEEO, Katie Zaback, SHEEOPiecing Together the College Affordability Puzzle: Student Characteristics and Patterns of (Un)Affordability: Rashida Welbeck, MDRC, John Diamond, MDRC, Alexander Mayer, MDRC, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, MDRC with Melvin Gutierrez, MDRC & Jessica Gingrich, MDRCPutting Colleges on Notice: Crafting Smarter Strategies to Improve Affordability through Curbing Cost Increases: Alisa Hicklin Fryar, University of Oklahoma, Deven Carlson, University of OklahomaSecuring America’s Future with a Universal Two-Year College Option: Sara Goldrick-Rab, Education Optimists and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nancy Kendall, University of Wisconsin-MadisonShould All Student Loan Payments Be Income-Driven? Benefits, Trade-offs, and Challenges: Lauren Asher, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), Diane Cheng, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), Jessica Thompson, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)
“Our goal in this series is not to prescribe a particular solution or choose one course of action,” said Merisotis. “Rather, we seek to generate innovative ideas for improving the ways in which postsecondary education is paid for in this country and to stimulate further discussion on that vital topic.”
Each paper reflects the views and recommendations of its authors, not those of Lumina Foundation.
Princeton committee will examine college access for lower-income students Princeton University A new Princeton University committee will examine strategies to help low-income students overcome barriers to college readiness and access.
Darryl G. Greer / Partnerships are key in addressing college affordability Press of Atlantic City With this said, fixing the college-affordability challenge still rests largely with the colleges, in partnership with others.
The federal government should slash the Expected Family Contribution, argues an op-edin Friday’s New York Times by Steve Cohen, co-author of a recent book on admissions and student aid.
Cutting the expected contribution, he suggests, “would force colleges to construct financial-aid packages without the artificial price supports of inflated contribution numbers—and make paying for college less agonizing.”
The Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, is calculated with data families provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. That figure is subtracted from a college’s cost of attendance to determine a student’s financial need. Eligibility for federal financial aid is based on that calculation of need, and many states and colleges also use it to distribute their need-based aid.
Here are three things to know about the EFC and college affordability (as well as a selection of tweets on Friday about the issue):
Policies must also promote accountability as the way to make college affordable. The best way to do that is by enabling more postsecondary pathways and by equipping young people with the skills they need to choose the right paths for them.
MTV's new Facebook app, My College Dollars, is part of the network's broader strategy of hitting the sweet spot of profit and purpose.
To combat the staggering growth of college debt, MTV has launched a Facebook-powered campaign centered on college affordability. The star of the campaign is My College Dollars, a Facebook financial affordability app for the college-curious and those at risk of dropping out. In addition to hosting star-studded videos and basic application information, the app automatically alerts users to eligible scholarships based on their Facebook profile data.
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