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January 14, 2014 Accelerating College Knowledge: A Fiscal Analysis of a Targeted Early Commitment Pell Grant Program
Spreadsheet for Fiscal Analysis | Stata Code for Monte Carlo Simulation

April 2013 Does High School Poverty Matter? An Examination of College Academic Achievement and Satisfaction
Zitsi Mirakhur & Sara Goldrick-Rab, Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, April 2013

October 10, 2012 Need-Based Financial Aid and College Persistence: Experimental Evidence from Wisconsin

August 2012 Pell Grants are America's Investment in Needy Yet Promising College Students - Why Not Tell Them? Scholars Strategy Network

June 21, 2012 At Issue with Ben Merens Wisconsin Public Radio


NEGAP Webinar: Managing the Crisis of Affordability: Helping All Graduate Students Succeed November 28, 2012

Occupy Colleges: What the Student Debt & Pell Grant Crises Mean for the Affordability Agenda
Sara Goldrick-Rab, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference, November 2012

2012 WSLS Conference Presentations

Conference presentation passwords are available on request by emailing Alison Bowman at

Envisioning Success: What an Affordable College Education Means to Wisconsin (Panel discussion)
Video coverage: Thomas Pleger, Kenneth Urban, Maha Baalbaki and Wendell Venerable

When America Goes to College: Implications for Broad Access Institutions
Powerpoints: Regina Deil-Amen | Sara Goldrick-Rab
Video coverage

Managing to Make It: A Closer Look at Students’ College Choices
PowerPoints: Hannah Miller | Kaja Rebane | Drew Anderson | Xueli Wang
Video coverage

Causal Impacts of the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars Program
PowerPoints: Sara Goldrick-Rab | Katharine Broton | Lauren Schudde
Presentations are available by request

Luncheon Keynotes
PowerPoints: Judith Scott-Clayton | Thomas Mortenson

Measuring Success
John Stevenson |Sara Goldrick-Rab

Learning College
Aaronson Chew | Jesus Renteria | Marci Glaus

Understanding Student Choices
Ryan Adserias | Amanda Gaulke | Suzanne Sublette

Innovating for Greater Success
Robert Kelchen | Amy Kerwin | Khori Whittaker | Jennifer Cox Bell

2011 Conference Presentations

Archived Working Papers and Presentations