Webinar Series III: Policy Perspectives on College Affordability and Value

June 14, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Third in a series of 3 webinars. Buy 2, get the 3rd free.

As the 2020 political cycle ramps up, the U.S. Department of Education under President Trump has focused on enabling nontraditional providers to more effectively compete with traditional colleges and universities, holding public and nonprofit colleges and universities more accountable for the level of debt their students accrue to attend, and reducing paths to federal student loan forgiveness. Democratic candidates for President are pursuing a range of policy ideas, from free public college and sweeping student debt forgiveness to more targeted financial assistance based on need, expanded student borrower protections, and improving federal loan repayment. This webinar will survey the higher education cost and quality ideas with currency at the highest level of national politics, and the objectives, evidence, and rationales behind them.


  • Rich Novak, senior fellow, AGB


  • Robert Kelchen, assistant professor of higher education, Seton Hall University
  • Catharine Bond Hill, managing director, Ithaka S+R; trustee, Yale