George Mason University

Devising a Plan to Graduate with as Little Debt as Possible

Elizabeth Harris, Social Studies Department Chair at Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, VA, recently wrote us with some ideas for students on course credit, cooperative programs, and scholarships and grants – advice that is particularly geared toward students making their college decisions during this economic downturn. We’re pleased to bring you Harris’ email here:

Andrew Flagel, Brandeis University

Andrew Flagel, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment at Brandeis University, joins us this month to answer our questions about the private liberal arts university located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

About 3,500 undergraduates live and study on the 235-acre Brandeis campus, which is close enough to Boston to enjoy a view of that city’s skyline. Founded in 1948, the university is named for Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Its origin story continues to inform the school’s mission and milieu — but we will let Mr. Flagel tell you more about that.

In the meantime, some fun facts: