Promise Programs: Hopes, Dreams, and Mission Fulfillment

Monday, June 27, 2022: 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Meeting Room 11 (Austin Convention Center)

Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
College promise programs are increasingly popular thanks to their simple messaging around affordability, predictability, and consistency. This session will offer an overview of three programs: Bucky’s Tuition Promise, the Carolina Covenant, and the Utah Promise Scholarship. Bringing a researcher’s perspective, Elise Marifian, a pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, collaborated with the Office of Student Financial Aid and their Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab to examine the enrollment impacts of Bucky’s Tuition Promise. Our panel of practitioners and researchers will discuss the findings of the research and their experiences with promise programs at their respective institutions.
Shane Maloney (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Helen Faith (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Nicholas Hillman (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Elise Marifian (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Rachelle Feldman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Cristi Millard (Salt Lake Community College)