Small Elite Colleges Adapt to Budget Pressures

President Michael S. Roth recently spoke to The New York Times about the financial pressures facing Wesleyan and other smaller elite colleges. Though Wesleyan must change its financial aid model, it is committed to preserving financial assistance for students who need it.  “We could easily have remained need-blind, kept the label, by simply being less aggressive about pursuing diversity, or admitting people and not meeting their full need, or increasing loan levels,” Roth said.