April 3, 2020

Warrior Way Back program cited in recent Aspen Institute Financial Security Program report

Wayne State University’s Warrior Way Back program has been cited by the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (Aspen FSP) as “a program that is being replicated and scaled by institutions across the country,” in a recently released report titled “How States Can Solve the Student Debt Crisis.”


Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Dawn Medley was interviewed by the co-authors of the report. Medley is the driving force behind the creation of the Warrior Way Back program.

The report says — “Approximately 13,000 non-completers with some college and no degree in the Detroit area initially attended Wayne State University. The university was eager to develop a program to re-engage this large and growing population. They created the Warrior Way Back program which enables students who dropped out of Wayne State University with outstanding debt to re-enroll. Additionally, the university writes off up to $1,500 — roughly the cost of one class — for all participants of the program.”

Aspen FSP’s mission is to illuminate and solve the most critical financial challenges facing American households and to make financial security for all a top national priority.