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Hillman quoted in State Journal column examining Vos' critique of tuition cut proposal

January 24, 2017

UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a recent Wisconsin State Journal column about Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' critiques of Gov. Scott Walker's proposed tuition cuts for the UW System. 

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Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He also is a faculty affiliate with UW-Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs, and is a Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) faculty affiliate.

The Chris Rickert column explored Vos' recent comments that he would rather increase financial aid for needy students than simply cut tuition in the UW System across the board, as Walker has proposed.

Hillman helped put these views in context, and was quoted by Rickert as saying: “Do you reduce tuition for everybody or target aid to those who need it most? (...) Some call it the ‘low-tuition, low-aid’ strategy (Walker) versus the ‘high tuition, high-aid’ (Vos).”

Hillman teaches higher education finance, policy and introductory statistics for educational researchers. His research focuses on federal student aid, state funding models and educational opportunity.

To learn more about Hillman and his work, check out his blog.

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