Making College Pay: A Talk About Student Choice


Is college really worth it? In short, yes. Is the traditional path espoused by society the best choice for all people, their financial wellbeing, and our economy? Not entirely. Guided by the student’s perspective, we’ll have a conversation about the business models, risks, and future of higher education; increasing student’s ROI with the right knowledge to make the right choice for their personal education; and we’ll challenge higher ed and policy to follow along the path students choose.

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  3. How to think about paying for new models of higher education and shared risk in financing.



Aaron Silverman, Senior Communications Business Partner, Western Governors University

Meta Information:

  • Tags: affordability
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Policy & Civic Engagement
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Deep Understanding

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