Posts by Mark Huelsman

West Virginia looks like it might become the latest state to offer a version of tuition-free community college—joining Tennessee, Oregon, New York (which has extended free college to public...
January 17, 2018 | Mark Huelsman
“The budget also reflects a series of tough choices. If taxpayer money were limitless, we wouldn’t need a budget at all. But by its very definition, a budget reflects the difficult decisions of how...
November 30, 2017 | Mark Huelsman
The tax bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this month was unquestionably harsh on college students, their families, and certain colleges and universities. By proposing to tax...
November 28, 2017 | Mark Huelsman
If you want to find a rare bit of consensus across the political spectrum—at least among the wonk class—start discussing the various ways higher education shows up in the tax code. Seemingly everyone...
November 2, 2017 | Mark Huelsman
When states cut higher education budgets, public colleges are faced with a few bad options: increase tuition for in-state students, increase the number of wealthy out-of-state students who will pay...
September 20, 2017 | Mark Huelsman
In a week when President Trump proposed deep cuts to programs that help students afford and complete college, Senator Dick Durbin and 11 Senate Democrats offered some better news by...
May 30, 2017 | Mark Huelsman
In the aftermath of President Trump’s budget proposal this week, an interesting debate has cropped up in the Twittersphere and elsewhere around whether undergraduates might...
May 26, 2017 | Mark Huelsman
This week, New York became the first state in the country to return to a guarantee of tuition-free college for students at state public colleges and universities. The move is being touted as a...
April 10, 2017 | Mark Huelsman