State Budget Cuts in Higher Education

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            Dr. Laura Perna

            Associate Professor,
           Graduate School of Education,

            University of Pennsylvania



  • She can discuss budget cuts for state colleges and universities and what these cuts mean to the students and the schools.
  • Expert in student loans and finances, paying for college, college affordability and choice, as well as access to and equity in higher education
  • Her research investigates how individual characteristics, social structures and public policies enable or restrict women, racial/ethnic minorities and people of lower socio-economic status to gain opportunities in higher education as students and as employees.