Title

Cost Estimate for a Rockford Promise

Project Dates

09/25/2013-12/01/2013

Description

The Rockford (IL) Public Schools were considering the adoption of a place-based scholarship, or “Promise” program. The parameters of the program, such as student eligibility, eligible post-secondary institutions, and time frame, were under discussion by stakeholders in Rockford. In this project, Upjohn Institute staff members provided a middle-dollar cost estimate for a variety of scenarios over a 10-year projection period. (A middle-dollar program requires students to complete their FAFSA, and then fills the gap between federal/state financial aid and college attendance costs.)

Publications

Cost Estimate of a Promise Scholarship Program for the Rockford, Illinois, Public Schools, George Erickcek, (2013)

Sponsorship

Rockford Public Schools

Subject Area

EDUCATION; Promise scholarships

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