Want to make college more affordable? Stop handing out student loans.
My decision to leave the financial world and return to Hope College as its 14th president was motivated, in part, by a question that continues to haunt me: Will the United States persist as a land of opportunity for all, or will it turn into a land of privilege for a select few?
If you haven’t noticed, back-to-school season looked different this year. Fewer undergraduates are attending classes on American college campuses this fall than in the previous decade.
Originally published: October 27, 2023
Author: Matthew Scogin
Institution: Hope College
Published by: USA Today