Media Coverage

74 Interview: Sen. Lamar Alexander on Finally Fixing College Financial Aid Form, Being Ready to Advise Biden’s Ed Secretary Pick and $900B Relief Bill.” The 74 million December 21, 2020.

"The Student Loan System Has “Layers and Layers of Dysfunction.” Episode 341, Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly - Marketplace December 15, 2020.

"Dollars And Sense: Unpausing Student Loan Payment.” NPR Studio1A December 7, 2020.

Susan Dynarski Discusses the Burden of Student Debt.” PBS Amanpour & Company May 22, 2019.

In COVID-19 Pandemic, Teachers and Students are Forced to Adjust with Workarounds.” ABC News Nightline May 20, 2020.

More SAT Test Takers but Lower Scores.” Inside Higher Ed September 24, 2019.

These Are The People Struggling The Most To Pay Back Student Loans.” WAMU American University Radio July 9, 2019.

Elite College Admissions Scandal Shows Irony Of Affirmative Action Complaints.” Huffington Post, March 13, 2019.

Commentary: Government Aid Should Educate the Many, Not Enrich the Few.” The Salt Lake Tribune Opinion, February 17, 2019.

Hail to College Access.” NPR Planet Money, January 24, 2019.

Here’s a Simple Strategy for Enrolling More Low-Income Students at Elite Colleges, But why is It So Effective?” MarketWatch December 18, 2018.

A 50-Cent Trick to Help Save the American Dream.” The Washington Post December 17, 2018.

U-M Study Finds Tuition-Free Promise to High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Increases Recruitment.” Click on Detroit - All About Ann Arbor December 17, 2018.

Researchers Found a Cheap, Surprisingly Effective Way to Get More Low-Income Students Into College.” Mother Jones December 12, 2018.

UM's Free Tuition Approach to Recruiting Low-Income Students Works, Study Finds.” MLive December 11, 2018.

A Guarantee of Tuition-Free College Can Have Life-Changing Effects.” The Atlantic December 11, 2018.

A College Experiment That Really Worked.” The New York Times December 11, 2018.

How U. of Michigan Appealed to Low-Income Students With a Colorful Invitation — and a Promise of Aid.” The Chronicle of Higher Education December 10, 2018.

A New Study Illustrates One Easy Way to Increase Diversity on College Campuses.” New York Magazine Intelligencer December 10, 2018.

Liberal Hypocrisy in College Admissions?.” The New York Times Opinion October 27, 2018.

78207: America’s Most Radical School Integration Experiment.” The 74 million September 25, 2018.

Has Student Loan Debt Reached A Crisis Point?NPR Here and Now February 27, 2018.

Mandatory Testing to Promote College Equity.” Inside Higher Ed February 26, 2018.

Australia, England offer clues on how to fix America’s student loan mess.” Stateside - Michigan Radio February 7, 2018.

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Academics tweet about failed graduate courses.” Inside Higher Ed December 20, 2017.

Should laptops be banned in class? An op-ed fires up the debate.Chronicle of Higher Ed November 27, 2017.

Why students should leave their laptops closed during class.Fortune November 27, 2017.

On banning things in classrooms.Inside Higher Ed November 26, 2017.

In Trump country, a university confronts its skeptics.Politico November 9, 2017.

Dynarski participating investigator in interdisciplinary postdoc for clinician-scientists.” October 20, 2017.

APPAM to honor Dynarski: Spencer Foundation Award for transformative ed policy work.” September 26, 2017.

"The Michigan Model: A New Approach to Financial Aid." Harvard Political Review September 17, 2017.

Go Blue: U Of Michigan Offers Free College Tuition.Forbes June 19, 2017.

Will Michigan’s Free-Tuition Guarantee Change the Game for Low-Income Students?The Chronicle of Higher Education June 16, 2017.

What ‘school choice’ means in the era of Trump and DeVos.The Washington Post May 22, 2017.

Report Suggests Student Debt Doesn't Always Stop Home Buyers.Inside Higher Ed April 4, 2017.

Income-contingent loans ‘could solve US student debt crisis.’Times Higher Education March 14, 2017.

The Gaps in New York's Free-College Plan.The Atlantic January 10, 2017.

74 Interview: Researcher Susan Dynarski on Boston Charters, Student Poverty, and Data in Education.” The 74 Media August 31, 2016.

Study: Student Debt Doesn't Limit Home Ownership.” Inside Higher Ed May 4 2016.

Domino's Pizza CEO Delivers Dose of Advocacy for Struggling Public Research Universities.” Public Radio International April 28 2016.

"Student Aid Doesn't Have to Be So Taxing.” US News & World Report April 5 2016.

What the Candidates Get Wrong about Charter Schools.” The Atlantic March 14 2016.

Student Debt.” C-Span January 27 2016.

The Best Way to Fix the Student Debt Crisis (and it's Not Free Tuition).” Forbes January 7 2016.

New FAFSA Rules Should Make Process Less Stressful.Marketplace December 29 2015.

Sensible E: Susan Dynarski.The Chronicle of Higher Education December 13 2015.

Charter Schools: Great in Cities, Ho-Hum in Suburbs?Mother Jones November 20 2015.

Applying for Financial Aid Just Got a Lot Easier.The Seattle Times October 16 2015.

Keep it Simple at TEDx Indianapolis.IndyStar October 16, 2015.

A World without FAFSA Forms? It Might Just Happen.San Antonio Express-News September 27 2015.

Here’s how Applying for College Financial Aid Will Get Easier.Fortune September 16 2015.

Taxing Endowments; The Smaller the Debt, the Bigger the Problems & Juiced Softball Bats.New Hampshire Public Radio September 14 2015.

Here’s How For-Profit Colleges Crush all Your Debt-Free Dreams.MTV September 11 2015.

This Just In: The More Student Loan Debt you Get, the More Likely it Is You’ll Be Able to Pay It Off.MTV September 9 2015.

Why People with Less Student Debt Have a Harder Time Paying It Off.” Business Insider September 1 2015.

New U-M Scholarship to Pay Full Tuition, Fees for Some Low-Income, In-State Students.MLive August 28 2015.

U of M Prof Wants to Get Rid of the FAFSA Form Entirely.State of Opportunity - Michigan Radio August 24 2015.

How the Education Department Turned into a Massive Bank.The Washington Post August 23 2015.

The Hard Work has Just Begun.US News & World Report July 13 2015.

When Big Data Meets the Blackboard.” The Atlantic June 22 2015.

U-M gets $4M Federal Grant for Pre-Doctoral Research Training Program.MLive June 13 2015.

Rich vs. Poor: The Growing 'Class' Gap in Higher Education.The Huffington Post June 8 2015.

For Poor, Getting to College Is Only Half the Battle.Star Tribune June 1 2015.

The Debt Divide: The Racial and Class Bias Behind the "New Normal" of Student Borrowing.” Demos May 19 2015.

Split Fortunes Stalk U.S. Children in School as Inequality Waxes.” Bloomberg Jan 15 2015.

Redshirting: Should You Hold Your Kids Back a Year? The Great Debate.Yahoo Parenting April 25 2015.

Poor Students Feel Isolated at Ivy League Schools.” New York Post April 22 2015.

Birth of a Tax Loophole.” The Atlantic March 16 2015.

Obama's Deficient Student Loan Program.” Chicago Tribune June 22 2014.

6 Ways The New ‘Student Aid Bill Of Rights’ Will Help Borrowers." Time Mar 10 2015.

Alarm Raised by Plan to Ease Credit Norms on U.S. Parent Loans.Bloomberg May 26 2014.

The Federal Government Has No Idea How Much Americans Owe on Student Loans." Huffington Post Mar 5 2015.

One Small Attempt at Tax Reform Illustrates the Challenges Ahead.” Los Angeles Times Jan 28 2015.

Move to Simplify Federal Student Aid Application Form Gains Traction.Los Angeles Times Jan 6 2015.

The Fate of the Administration's College Ratings.NPR (70 stations ran story) December 19 2014.

U-Michigan Joins National Effort to Expand College Access." (110 outlets ran story) December 4 2014.