Chris Marsicano – Award Announcements

C2i College Crisis Initiative

The Office of Grants and Contracts congratulates Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Chris Marsicano on a grant from the Education Credit Management Corporation Foundation.

The $75,000 grant supports the “College Crisis Initiative (C2I)” data dashboard project, reporting and tracking the response of higher education institutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant supports a team of student researchers, including programmers and data scientists from Professor Laurie Heyer’s Project PRONTO++ (PRoductive ONline TOols) data solutions team. Read more about the initiative here.

Professor Marsicano has also received a Resource Legacy Fund – Student Borrower Protection Center grant.

The $9,815 grant funds the “Student Loan Law Initiative” project. Professor Marsicano with collaborators Daniel A. Collier, Ph.D., W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and Dan Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., University of Michigan will investigate if enrollment in Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans influence participants’ financial behavior and living arrangements.  The project team will present their research in upcoming academic journals and conferences, and directly to policymakers.

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