Press Mentions


Sara Goldrick-Rab
named of one of POLITICO50 
POLITICO, September 12, 2016

Each year, POLITICO creates a list of the 50 most influential "thinkers, doers, and dreamers." Sara Goldrick-Rab was named to the 2016 list for her efforts to make college affordable, including her new book Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream.


image001Times Higher Education's Book of the Week
October 20, 2016

Paying the Price was selected for Times Higher Education's Book of the Week. Read more here. 





Navigating our shameful, maddeningly complex student aid system
New York Times
, March 17, 2017

The 'administrative fiction' of faculty workloads
Inside Higher Ed, March 2, 2017

For-profit schools, an Obama target, see new day under Trump
New York Times, February 20, 2017

College Costs Too Much? N.Y.U. Paves Way to Graduate Faster
New York Times, February 17, 2017

'Degrees of Debt' prompts research on college debt
Green Bay Press-Gazette, January 30, 2017

Here's why food is so insanely expensive at college
, January 18, 2017

Coming in 2017: Colleges and universities should prepare for seven key trends in the new year
Inside Higher Ed
, January 13, 2017

Test-lab states: New York's groundbreaking plan for free college
CS Monitor, January 3, 2017

Bernie Sanders joins Cuomo to unveil plan for free tuition at CUNY and SUNY schools
Metro US, January 3, 2017

College hunger, homelessness, and preparing hot meals for those in need
The Sound of Ideas, November 23, 2016

This college opened a food pantry for students skipping meals to make ends meet
Circa, November 22, 2016

Battling student hunger
Inside Higher Ed, November 22, 2016

Trump's win leaves Obama's higher education reforms in doubt
Washington Post, November 9, 2016

Why We Can’t Afford to Ignore Higher Education’s Financial Problems
Knowledge from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, November 8, 2016

Cost of British student housing has risen by a quarter in seven years
The Guardian, October 26, 2016

'Paying the Price' and the American crisis in college affordability
FirstGen Education, October 25, 2016

Congratulations, Here’s $10,000 Toward Your Education
Bloomberg, October 25, 2016

College Students Going Hungry? Sara Goldrick-Rab Shares This and Other Campus Realities
Knowledge from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, October 21, 2016

Black-white disparity in student loan debt more than triples after graduation
Brookings, October 20, 2016

Why a crowdfunding site is giving out $10,000 scholarships
MarketWatch, October 20, 2016

Q&A: It’s Not the Cost of College -- It’s the Price
American Prospect, October 20, 2016

How to Pay for College Without Selling Your Eggs (or God Knows What)
Glamour, October 18, 2016

The Real Cost of Attending College Is Higher Than You Think
Huffington Post, October 13, 2016

This is How to Make Higher Education Affordable for Everyone
Huffington Post, October 12, 2016

Talking Students Loans with Sara Goldrick-Rab
Pacific Standard Magazine, October 10, 2016

Authors speak out about student debt
MATC Times, October 7, 2016

Many students in need have jobs and financial aid but still go hungry
Washington Post, October 5, 2016

When going to college becomes a financial risk
Marketplace, September 30, 2016

Faculty-run fund helps needy students stay in school
AFT, September 27, 2016

“We Refund 43 Percent of What We Take In,” or, An Open Invitation to William Bennett

Inside Higher Ed, September 27, 2016

‘Paying the Price’ tells of college students' struggles, indicts an unresponsive system
The Cap Times, September 23, 2016

Even students with financial aid struggle to make it through college
MarketWatch, September 21, 2016

This book answers all of your questions about why financial aid doesn’t work
ThinkProgress, September 19, 2016

How College Aid Is Like A Bad Coupon
NPR, September 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton's free college plan sounds a whole lot like Bernie Sanders'
Vice News, September 12, 2016

Focusing on inequalities at universities
Temple News, September 8, 2016

What Colleges Can Do Right Now to Help Low-Income Students Succeed
Chronicle of Higher Education, August 28, 2016

How Much Does Living Off-Campus Cost? Who Knows?

The New York Times, August 5, 2016

Measuring the impact: Food insecurity hits schools nationwide, stretches into higher ed
Education Dive, July 28, 2016

Food pantry helps students in need
Daily Tribune News, July 27, 2016 

Debt-free college isn't as simple as waiving tuition
The Huffington Post, July 25, 2016

Homeless and hungry in college: Not just a 'ramen-noodle' problem
The Mercury News, July 24, 2016

Paper: Aid deadlines hurt low-income students
Inside Higher Education, July 18, 2016

Out of reach? How a shared definition of college affordability exposes a crisis for low-income students
Demos, July 12, 2016

Not everyone agrees on Hillary Clinton's big, bold plan for college affordability
The Washington Post, July 6, 2016

When $300 would keep a student from dropping out
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 6, 2016

Homelessness in college
Edudemic, July 5, 2016

Taking more courses may help solve the college debt crisis
The Atlantic, July 1, 2016

A striking number of college students are food insecure. Can campus farms help?
Civil Eats, June 23, 2016

An alarming number of Cal State students go hungry, and the university if trying to find ways to help
The Huffington Post, June 21, 2016

Books or bread? Not with OER degree programs
EdSurge, June 17, 2016

Are estimated college costs making the student debt problem worse?
Good Call, June 9, 2016

This chart tells a fascinating story about higher education
The Washington Post, June 8, 2016

Confessions of a community college dean
Inside Higher Ed, June 7, 2016

Do community college students go begging?
Connecticut by the Numbers, June 4, 2016

How unnecessary paperwork leaves homeless college students behind
ThinkProgress, May 30, 2016

That line about college kids surviving on Ramen? No longer funny at many Florida schools
Tampa Bay Times, May 27, 2016

Students with nowhere to stay: Homelessness on college campuses
Truth-Out, May 26, 2016

MATC hopes free tuition program will help local students 'see that college is possible'
Wisconsin State Journal, May 24, 2016

Hunger on campus
Educational Writers Association, May 18, 2016

For the poor in the Ivy League, a full ride isn't always what they imagined
The Washington Post, May 16, 2016

Stamford college students benefit from campus pantry
Stamford Advocate, May 14, 2016

How can we protect youth from homelessness?
KQED Education, May 6, 2016

More than tuition: Today's students and institutional incentives for setting yearly budgets
EdCentral, May 5, 2016

Are Universities Cheating Millennials?
Zocalo Public Square, May 2, 2016

Where mental health goes unaddressed 
Politico, March 28, 2016

Students shouldn't have to choose between class and dinner 
The Oracle, March 25, 2016

A new approach to increasing low-income college grads
Marketplace, March 24, 2015

Colleges help students in a pinch, March 13, 2016

Sara Goldrick-Rab, University of Wisconsin - Hungry for Knowledge
The Academic Minute, March 8, 2016

Colleges beginning to address the issue of student hunger
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 7, 2016

On the Path to Graduation, Life Intervenes
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 6, 2016

Should Anyone Be Eligible for Student Loans?
Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2016

Leaning back in: over a year after losing her race for governor, Mary Burke is pursuing a new passion 
The Capital Times, February 24, 2016

How low-income students are fitting in at elite colleges 
The Atlantic, February 24, 2016

Poorest students feel the bite of rising college costs 
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2016

Hunger on campus 
Academe Blog, February 18, 2016

Fact check: Bernie Sanders promises free college? Will it work? 
NPR, February 17, 2016

Why free college is not a big public giveaway 
Linked in, February 17, 2016

Priced out: Low-income students struggle to meet costs, participate in college community
The Cap Times, February 6th, 2016

Experts weigh in on UW's support of higher education 
The Badger Herald, February 8, 2016

Students per square foot: Student housing's battleground presents an opportunity for architects 
Residential Architect, February 4, 2016

Priced out: Low-income students struggle to meet costs, participate in college community
Capital Times, February 3, 2016 

Will cooking and nutrition education for college students increase food security? 
UC Food Observer, January 28, 2016

Why students missed out on $2.7 billion in financial aid last year 
MarketWatch, January 27, 2016

When did college become so expensive? 
WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio, January 20, 2016

Food pantry on campus to feed needy UW-Madison students 
Wisconsin State Journal, December 20, 2015

Sometimes I cry: A ground-level view of student poverty 
The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 8, 2015

These beautiful student apartment buildings will make you envious 
MarketWatch, December 7, 2015

Closing the gap
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, December 4, 2015

Local free community college plans may be template for U.S.
ABC News, November 27, 2015

Rosenblum: A troubling “social-class gap” in college gap-year studies
Star Tribune, November 14, 2015

Sanders’ free college plan would take from the rich to give to the rich
Hechinger Report, November 13, 2015

Experts want to tackle college affordability by first defining “affordable,” which is harder than it sounds
Hechinger Report, November 9, 2015

Internships are key to professional success but Latino students struggle to obtain them
La Voz, October 5, 2015

Why many students might not be choosing “right” college
The Christian Science Monitor, October 1, 2015

America’s college students are still broke and hungry as hell
Munchies, September 29, 2015

Wisconsin HOPE Lab highlights states per student ed funding disparities
Education Dive, September 29, 2015

FAFSA change may help
The Daily Iowan, September 25, 2015

Housing costs surge amid campus building boom 
myDayton Daily News, September 5, 2015

Living expenses surprise new students, families
The Mash, April 29, 2015

Free college is both possible and necessary 
Blue Jean Nation, April 18, 2015

The Right FAFSA Reform
Inside Higher Ed, February 24, 2015

Another Step for Free College 
Catalyst Chicago, February 24, 2015

Going to public college isn't as affordable as it used to be 
The Washington Post, January 30, 2015

Who benefits the most from 'free' college tuition? 
Star Tribune, January 29, 2015