Can states no longer afford their free college plans?

Can states no longer afford their free college plans?

Reported by Education Dive, Oregon lawmakers have cut their state’s free college program funding by $3.6 million, revoking some already offered student grants. Similarly, New York is publicly considering a reduction of their free tuition scholarships to prioritize current recipients.

The takeaway? Some dramatic budget priorities are on the table given the pandemic’s economic affects. And like always, a focus on the most immediate stressors may avoid us solving for the future ones.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.