Crisis Point

Crisis Point

How Enrollment Management and the Merit-Aid Arms Race Are Derailing Public Higher Education

Posted: Feb. 10, 2020
Author(s): Stephen Burd
Organization(s): New America

In recent years, some public university officials have acknowledged that their institutions are on a treacherous course—leaving low-income and working-class students in the lurch while using their financial aid to pursue wealthier students. This report examines what it calls the “merit-aid” arms race at work.