Lauren Schudde (Sociology) was the recipient of three fellowship awards this spring: a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship; an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Dissertation Grant; and an Association for Institutional Research (AIR) fellowship. Lauren will use the Spencer Fellowship in 2012-13 to complete her dissertation “Disadvantaged and Disengaged? How Financial Constraints Impact College Experiences and Success for Low-Income Students.”

Katie Broton (Sociology) was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship to support her graduate study. She is the sixth UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences (ITP) student to win this prestigious honor, following Alyn Turner, Steven Alvarado, Anna Haskins, Jeremy Fiel and Elizabeth Rempe. 


February 4, 2013 Shut Out: New Federal Rules Excluding Community College Students from Pell Grant ProgramCommunity College Week

January 22, 2013 What Student Aid Research Shows Inside Higher Ed

November 28, 2012
Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies & Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Senior Scholar at the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, discusses findings from her intensive, longitudinal study of undergraduates from low-income families. In particular, she discusses the importance of understanding what affordability means from the student perspective, how the design and delivery of financial aid may affect its success in promoting graduate degree attainment, and how practitioners might approach discussions about graduate school affordability with potential first-generation graduate students. NEGAP Webinar: Managing the Crisis of Affordability: Helping All Graduate Students Succeed

November 19, 2012 Analyzing Higher Ed (and Themselves) Inside Higher Ed

November 16, 2012 What’s Next for the Pell Grant? Insider Higher Ed

November 14, 2012 Saving Financial Aid for ‘Swirling’ Students The Chronicle of Higher Education

November 12, 2012 Young Adults Are Earning College Degrees at a Record Rate. Why? The Christian Science Monitor

November 5, 2012 Research Student Aid Before You Reform The Chronicle of Higher Education

October 18, 2012 Making Income-Based Repayment of Student Loans Cost-EffectiveThe Chronicle of Higher Education

August 8, 2012 Raising the Pell Grant’s Profile The Chronicle of Higher Education

July 8, 2012 Huge Tuition Hikes Causing Crisis for Middle-, Lower-Class Families The Leader-Telegram

July 2, 2012 Renewing the Commitment The Chronicle of Higher Education

March 6, 2012 Cal Grant GPA Increases Would Hurt College Completion Rates Institute for College Access & Success