Professor of Higher Education Robert Kelchen, Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy, was featured in media across the country.
Recently named one of seven professors to be awarded grants for research by the AccessLex Institute and the Association for Institutional Research to study whether college tuition rises with the ability to borrow more money, Kelchen was featured in MarketWatch and Morning Star as well as Inside Higher Ed discussing what President Trump's budget proposal could mean for higher education and his research on the distribution of federal work-study funds.
Professor Kelchen was also featured in an article in Inside Higher Ed regarding a member of the House of Representative's suggestion that Pell Grants be eliminated for first year students because he has heard "anecdotal evidence" in his district in Wisconsin that college students are choosing not to marry in order to better maintain eligibility for the need-based grants. The Representative also noted that in eliminating first-year Pell Grants it would curtail "wasting money" on those who don't graduate. Representative Grothman also noted (to what Inside Higher Ed referred to as a "stunned crowd" gathered at a hearing before the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development constituted to improve the federal student aid system) that low-income recipients are spending the grant aid on "goodies and electronics."
Inside Higher Ed used one of Professor Kelchen's tweets and the responses to it to illustrate the proposition that: "Grothman's comments did not receive a favorable response from hearing observers online."
Kelchen was also featured in an essay in Inside Higher Ed, where his Twitter discussion with the article's author, a graduate student, regarding how students choose colleges, and to what extent if any earnings data factors into student school choice, was intertwined within the narrative of the essay.
And finally, on a lighter note, Professor Kelchen's annual blog post on a March Madness bracket by net price was used in an article by Greensboro North Carolina's News & Record.
Inside Higher Ed, "Work-Study Worries"
Inside Higher Ed, "Do Pell Grants Discourage Marriage?"
Inside Higher Ed, "College Choice: It's Anybody's Guess"
News & Record "The Syllabus: Your basketball brackets"