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 Export to Your Calendar 10/1/2020
When: Thursday, October 1, 2020
12PM - 1PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

Online registration is available until: 10/1/2020
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Free College and Its Impact on Private Scholarships


18th Century Irish Statesman, Edmund Burke, said “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” This session will review the history of US higher education funding from the 20th century and the potential outcomes of “free college”. Now that many 2020 presidential candidates are proposing this, we'll consider what policymakers need to know when designing such a program. This session will also delve into the impact of free community college programs, including what this means for private scholarship providers and institutions. Will free college mean lower cost for students? Join us to learn more!

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CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial success with the first—and only—integrated platform. Key to the platform is ScholarshipUniverse and its ability to close student funding gaps and streamline scholarship management. NSPA Members receive 50% off implementation costs.


Kevin Fudge
Director of Consumer Advocacy
American Student Assistance

Jan Wagner
Central Scholarship

Michele Waxman Johnson
Vice President
Central Scholarship


Presenter Bios
Kevin Fudge is the Director of Advocacy at American Student Assistance. As part of ASA’s advocacy team, he works to change government systems and structures to empower students to explore a full range of education and career opportunities, pursue education after high school, and attain credentials they will need for career success. Kevin regularly speaks at conferences and trade shows, and is often quoted in traditional and social media. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Harvard University.

Jan Wagner serves as President of Central Scholarship in Owings Mills, Maryland. Jan began her career at Maryland Cup Corporation, a former Fortune 500 company, as a cost accountant. After earning an MBA from the University of Baltimore, Jan was hired by Johns Hopkins University as Assistant Director for the Downtown Center. Jan spent 14 years at Hopkins in several positions culminating with an appointment as a Senior Director for off-campus sites, prior to joining Central Scholarship in 2001. Jan earned an undergraduate degree in Business from Towson University. Jan is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Maryland, and was appointed by the Governor to the Maryland State Commission on Financial Education and Capability.

Michele Waxman Johnson is Vice President at Central Scholarship, a nonprofit scholarship provider helping low-income Maryland students since its 1924 founding. Michele leads the program team in administering a $1+ million annual scholarship and interest-free loan program; the advocacy program on scholarship award displacement, resulting in a first in the nation law; and the College Cash®️ financial education series. Michele chairs the Board of Directors of Congressman Elijah Cummings’ Youth Program (ECYP) and serves on the NSPA Advocacy and Government Relations Committee. Michele earned a Master’s in Planning from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Free for NSPA members
$35 for non-members*
*If you apply for NSPA membership within two weeks after this webinar, the webinar cost will be applied toward your membership.

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