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This research conference will push past tired discussions to explore opportunities for a more fundamental rethinking of the way aid is designed and delivered. At this conference, America’s foremost thinkers on financial aid reform will discuss 10 new pieces of research on how innovations in financial aid policy can create a more effective and sustainable system.
The first step toward making our student aid system more sustainable and effective is to acknowledge, as fully as possible, what each program costs us each year, and whether those dollars are well-spent. Until then, we'll continue to make policy based on politics and deadlines, not sound accounting and common sense.
Policymakers and school leaders have far more control over productivity than assumed, but tend to lack the requisite information on which to base resource allocation decisions. This report provides a framework for helping college leaders determine which policies and practices provide the most bang for our education buck.
Improving the quality of higher education and curbing the costs of college tuition are not irreconcilable goals. However, tuition costs should be regulated not by the government but by the free market.
Tuition, fees, and other college charges have increased in both the public and private sectors at more than twice the rate of inflation for over a quarter century. This report seeks to examine the extent to which public policies at both the federal and state levels have shaped these trends in price and cost productivity.
National School Choice Week is coming to a close, and while the focus is on K-12 what about the choice and options available in higher education? College costs have skyrocketed - in 2011 the average tuition for one year at a private university was almost $33,000.Ballooning student loan debt, an...
MUCH is being written about the preposterously high cost of college. The median inflation-adjusted household income fell by 7 percent between 2006 and 2011, while the average real tuition at public four-year colleges increased over that period by over 18 percent. Meanwhile, the average tuition for just one year at...
It’s no secret that college has become more expensive. Between 1982 and 2007, the cost of tuition and fees for U.S. colleges and universities has increased by more than 400 percent, far outpacing the rate of inflation and median incomes.
As the controversy over climate policy has grown, it has been said that greenhouse gas (GHG) control is too hard but solar radiation management (SRM) is too easy. Join AEI for a discussion of the potential economic benefits, as well as the risks of SRM with Lee Lane, J. Eric Bickel and Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling. A reception will follow.
At this event, panelists will address pension reform challenges by presenting the results of three research papers commissioned by AEI through a generous grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Mark Warshawsky, a well-known expert in retirement finance and a newly appointed commissioner, will explain the implications of a publicly funded long-term care insurance program. Then a panel will debate whether another government program the best way to ensure that families can afford to provide the necessary services for their aging loved ones.