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Students are making financing decisions based on the prices and the constraints they face.
— Drew quoted in Marketwatch
If there is a recession, this would likely increase enrollment and more of those college-going students will again become eligible for Pell Grants, necessitating more spending.
— Drew quoted on
Financial advice can be very valuable but when it comes to student loan repayment plans, there’s free advice out there.
— Drew quoted in One Day Magazine
People have alternatives to going to college in terms of better job opportunities. That makes it sort of a different picture for colleges as they’re trying to increase access, increase completion of degrees.
— Drew quoted on Wisconsin Public Radio
The budget shortfall for the Monetary Award Program creates an opportunity to study the effects of the grant program.
— Drew quoted in Illinois Education Research Council InformED Newsletter