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Julie Margetta Morgan Archives

Voluntary Standards for For-Profit Colleges Don’t Measure Up

Standards for responsible conduct at for-profit schools must help ensure more students graduate with credentials, writes Julie Margetta Morgan.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Financial Aid Award Letters Should Be Mandatory

As the Department of Education develops a model letter on college student aid, Julie Margetta Morgan recommends the letter be compulsory to enable students to compare costs across schools.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Monday, September 12, 2011

Pell Grants Avoid Cuts—For Now

The Pell Grant saw a funding increase amid myriad other cuts in the debt limit deal, writes Julie Margetta Morgan. But this important program could still face cuts in the near future.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Address the Root Causes of Pell Grant Costs Before Cutting It

Factors outside the Pell Grant’s budget are driving up its cost, says Julie Margetta Morgan. Congress should address those instead of cutting the program.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Friday, July 22, 2011

The First Step Toward Smarter College Investment

The Department of Education’s newly released information on tuition costs can help future students make better choices about schools, says Julie Morgan. But they also need to know what they’re getting for that cost.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Thursday, July 7, 2011

Guiding Innovation in Higher Education

Louis Soares and Julie Margettta Morgan explain why innovation in higher education is important for educating today’s working learners and how federal policymakers can help manage the process.

by Louis Soares and Julie Margetta Morgan | Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Repealing Rules Helps Colleges but Hurts Students

Julie Margetta Morgan argues that policymakers should be working with the Education Department to adopt sensible rules that address gaps in our higher education system—not retracting the rules altogether.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Friday, June 24, 2011

A Seal We Can Trust

article icon Issue Brief Julie Morgan explains what college accreditation is and how to fix the flaws in the accreditation system.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Monday, June 13, 2011

New Gainful Employment Rule Lets Many Schools off the Hook

A new rule aimed at making sure students in college career programs get a high-value education stops short of real accountability, writes Julie Morgan.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Thursday, June 2, 2011

Knowing What Colleges Already Know About You

Julie Margetta Morgan takes economist Richard Thaler’s idea that companies should disclose confidential information they gather on their on consumers and applies it to higher education.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Friday, May 13, 2011

Student Loan Debt Likely to Hit $1 Trillion This Year

The federal government should make advice about college choices just as accessible as student loans, writes Julie Margetta Morgan.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Monday, April 18, 2011

GOP Budget Slashes Pell Grants

Paul Ryan’s cuts to Pell Grants are based on faulty premises and leave students responsible for rising college costs, writes Julie Margetta Morgan.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Friday, April 8, 2011

Comprando un Título

Julie Margetta Morgan delinea cómo el gobierno federal puede ser más efectivo en ayudar a que estudiantes hagan mejores decisiones sobre la educación superior.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Thursday, March 17, 2011

Buying College

book_alt2 icon Report Julie Margetta Morgan outlines how the federal government can be more effective at helping students make choices about college.

by Julie Margetta Morgan | Monday, March 14, 2011

Protecting the Federal Investment in Higher Education

The gainful employment rule protects student and taxpayer investment in higher education.

by Rebecca Salay and Julie Margetta Morgan | Wednesday, March 2, 2011