Over the last several months we have been discussing ways to make our budgeting for financial aid more sustainable while also ensuring that our objective of creating a diverse campus experience is fulfilled. In fundraising we have made financial aid endowment (complemented by gifts to current scholarships through the Wesleyan Fund) our highest priority.
Below you will find links to publications over the past year that deal with Wesleyan’s budget planning and the status of financial aid. This list, while not comprehensive, provides a context for many of the relevant issues.
We can all agree, I trust, that Wesleyan’s long-term interest is served by having endowment support for financial aid – and that our ongoing mission is served by donations to current scholarships. If financial aid and ensuring a diverse student body is important to you, you can help. To support financial aid at Wesleyan, select financial aid under the dropdown menu for highest giving priority on Wesleyan’s giving site.
Financial aid, now more than ever!
Michael S. Roth
Video: President Michael Roth Addresses Financial Aid
Sustainable Affordability [with detailed discussion about Wesleyan’s budget and financial aid policy]
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Become Need Blind? For Colleges, That’s the Wrong Question
New York Times: Aid Changes Raise Issue of Diversity at Colleges
Chronicle of Higher Education: In Financial Aid, A Director’s Ideals Meet Reality
Hartford Courant editorial: Need Blind No More
Hartford Courant: Faced with Rising Costs, Wesleyan Drops University Drops Need-Blind Financial Aid Policy
Professor Gil Skillman: Economics of Need-Blind Admission at Wesleyan
Argus: Q&A with President Roth
Roth on Wesleyan: Financial Aid: Now More Than Ever
Roth on Wesleyan: Sustainable Affordability
Insider Higher Ed: Need Too Much
Need-blind related Events