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Plenary Session: Does Society Invest Wisely in College?

Conference: 2017 CAPSEE Conference: Making the Right Investments in College
Date and Time: April 06, 2017 1:30–3:00 PM
Location: Washington, DC
Venue: Capital Hilton

This plenary session examined the labor market consequences of public funding for colleges. The panelists described the effects of financial aid systems on college completion and students’ subsequent earnings; they also considered how financial aid and state subsidies could be reformed to improve labor market outcomes for students.


Judith Scott-Clayton
Senior Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Laura Perna
James S. Riepe Professor and Founding Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy
University of Pennsylvania
Sandy Baum
Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute
Research Professor, George Washington University

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