Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How Washington College President Sheila Bair plans to tackle college affordability - Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post

September will usher in the anniversary of Sheila Bair becoming president of Washington College, a liberal arts school in Chestertown, Md., with roughly 1,450 students. The former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has a keen awareness of the financial challenges facing families in an uneven economic recovery and has responded with a series of programs to ease the burden of paying for college. A month before graduation this year, Bair announced that all graduating seniors who took out federal student loans for the spring semester would receive a grant from the college to repay the debt.

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