Top Policy Experts Call for Major Overhaul of Federal Student Aid, Feb. 26


New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy Hosts “Rethinking Student Aid” Policy Breakfast, Thurs. Feb. 26 at 8:30 a.m.

In a recent report, the Rethinking Student Aid study group-an independent team of policy experts, researchers, and higher education professionals-calls for new policies that would generate unprecedented breakthroughs in how students and their families prepare and plan for college. Led by Sandy Baum, professor of economics at Skidmore College, and Michael McPherson, president of the Spencer Foundation, the group advocates an innovative approach to close persistent gaps in access to college and to accelerate the achievement of college degrees among low and moderate-income students.

New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy will host a policy breakfast on Thursday, February 26 at 8:30 a.m. in the Kimmel Center for University Life, 80 Washington Square South, Room 802. Baum and McPherson will present their proposals to a group of public policy experts, academics, and representatives from institutions of higher education.

To reserve a seat, interested reporters are asked to call Tim Farrell in the NYU Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or email at tim.farrell@nyu.edu.

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