Cost Estimate for a Newark Promise

Project Dates

07/16/2012 - 08/31/2012


The Upjohn Institute prepared both first-dollar and middle-dollar cost estimates of a proposed Newark, New Jersey Promise over a 10-year time frame. A middle-dollar program requires students to complete their FAFSA and then fills the gap between federal/state financial aid and college cost. The estimates are for a universal college scholarship for all students who have attended Newark public schools (including charters, magnet, and vocational schools) for at least all of their high-school years. The report provided a detailed description of the methodology used in calculating the estimates.


Estimation of the Cost of a Newark Promise, George A. Erickcek, Michelle Miller-Adams (2012)


Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Subject Area

EDUCATION; Promise scholarships