In Financial Aid, a Director's Ideals Meet Economic Reality

In Financial Aid, Ideals Meet a Tough Economic Reality 1

Avital Greener for The Chronicle

Need-blind admissions policies, says John Gudvangen, director of financial aid at Wesleyan U., are most helpful to students when a college can meet their full need.

The Chronicle's Head Count blog followed John Gudvangen through his first year as a financial-aid director, at Wesleyan University, in a series called Newly Minted. To wrap up, this article examines the challenges he has faced.

Financial-aid administration is not the most glamorous of higher-education careers. But people in that field believe they play a crucial role in providing access to college for