News icon Cash Writes in Press Herald Op-Ed: ‘We must fully account for true need in the cost of higher education’


Mitchell Institute President and CEO Jared Cash writes in the July 27, 2022, Portland Press Herald that “to fully understand the forces that are suppressing college enrollment nationwide, we need to look beyond the cost of higher education in terms of traditional expenses such as tuition, room, and board. Instead, it’s important to think more broadly about the true and sometimes invisible costs of earning a degree — and how this tally keeps higher education out of reach for too many Maine families.”