Policymaker’s Guide to Pay It Forward: Technical Notes

These technical notes accompany Policymaker’s Guide to Pay It Forward, and cover the following topics:

  • Financial modeling and the Pay It Forward Interactive Calculator;
  • Contribution rates and lengths for research universities, regional universities, and community/technical colleges; and
  • A comparison of Pay It Forward to loan financing.

A compendium of sources and notes is also included.

Pay It Forward financial modeling was developed as a joint venture between John Gibson and staff at the Economic Opportunity Institute. This brief includes a detailed description of the Interactive Calculator used to create financial forecasts for Pay It Forward modeling. A copy of the Pay It Forward Interactive Calculator (Microsoft Excel workbook) is available upon request.

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