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Clinton campaign: Plan could allow 85,000 Wisconsin students to attend college tuition-free by 2021

Free tuition
A proposal from Hillary Clinton could allow as many as 85,000 students in Wisconsin to attend college tuition-free by 2021, according to her campaign. Under Clinton's plan, students from families making up to $125,000 per year would pay no tuition at in-state colleges and universities. In Wisconsin, that accounts for 89 percent of families. Clinton's New College Compact...
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Faculty-run fund helps needy students stay in school

FAST FUND Faculty and Students Together
What do you do when your student can't get to class because she can't afford to repair her broken car? Or she says she's dropping out because with two jobs, daycare drop-off and class assignments, something has to go? College students need counseling, mentoring and encouragement through these challenges, but sometimes they just need a little money so they can stay in school one more sem...
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Study sites negative impact of pay for performance funding

Despite broad national support for such programs, state funding for higher education that is tied to performance metrics has mixed results at universities and community colleges, Community College Research Center (CCRC) researchers argue in a new book. Kevin Dougherty Diverse spoke with Kevin Dougherty, CCRC researcher and one of the six authors of “Performance Funding for Higher Education...
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