4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Roundtable 15 – College Financial Aid in a Time of Reduced State Support and Rising Tuitions (session #370)
Garden Court, 1st Floor
At a time when there is a renewed urgency to increase access to and success in higher education, many states are faced with declining resources for higher education. Will limited public dollars be targeted at students who are the most economically disadvantaged at the expense of middle-income families? Or will financial aid be a combination of need- and merit-based strategies that intend to serve those students who have the highest potential for success? The session will explore what the next generation of financial aid will need to look like to serve a changing student population.
Cheryl Blanco, senior program director, policy analysis and research, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education