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Policymaker’s Guide to Pay It Forward

Policymaker’s Guide to Pay It Forward

January 27, 2016

Higher education is an avenue for individual achievement, an engine of economic growth, and a cornerstone of American democracy. In the not-too-distant past, state investment in public higher education ensured tuition was reasonably affordable (and college therefore accessible) to broad

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Policymaker’s Guide to Pay It Forward: Technical Notes

Policymaker’s Guide to Pay It Forward: Technical Notes

January 27, 2016

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

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Who should pay for higher education in Massachusetts?

In 2013, UMass agreed with the Massachusetts state legislature to freeze tuition so long as the state provided adequate higher education funding. Just two years later, the state hasn’t held up its end of the deal and UMass has had

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WA Budget Roundup: Higher education gets a much-needed boost with tuition cuts

Let’s start with the good news The Washington State Legislature just passed a historic budget that’s already making national headlines for cutting tuition at all of our state’s public institutions for the first time in decades. Late Tuesday night, the

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“What more do you want from students who do the right thing but still come up short?”

Oregon students, educators, and community members testified in overwhelming support of Oregon’s Pay It Forward proposal (House Bill 2662) on Friday, March 6 2015 – testimony begins at 1:22:06; click here for video with annotated list of speakers: Lamar Wise and other Pay

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Pay It Forward legislative update: February 25, 2015

The opportunity for higher education is a cornerstone of our democracy and our economy. But cuts in public budgets have resulted in skyrocketing tuition at public institutions, and student debt across the nation has reached untenable levels. The current model of high

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New Jersey creates ‘Pay It Forward’ task force to address college costs

New Jersey will create a task force to study how to make college more affordable for the state’s students under a law signed Thursday. The commission will study a “Pay it Forward Pilot Program,” in which public college and universities could

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Testimony by Kelli Smith on HB 1344 – Pay It Forward for Washington Nurse Educators

Testimony by Kelli Smith on HB 1344 – Pay It Forward for Washington Nurse Educators

February 5, 2015

Testimony of Kelli Smith before the Washington State House Higher Education Committee on HB 1344 – “Pay It Forward for Washington Nurse Educators”, January 29, 2015. Chair Hansen and Members of the Committee: Washington is facing an increasing need and a simultaneous shortage of health care providers.

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Happy Holidays from EOI!

Thank you, to all of you – 2014 has been an outstanding year. From birth to retirement, EOI has been a leader at the local, state and national levels pushing for policy changes to support working families. We’ve seen outrageous success across

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Ladders to opportunity: Sandra

“I grew up with farmers and mechanics, and those types of jobs were the middle class. And it just doesn’t seem that way anymore.”  Sandra grew up in a time when many hard working families were able to join the middle

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