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    San Francisco
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Cosmological Constant
  1. I'm thinking of applying to HKS next year but just read the following long form article on the effectiveness of HKS. Some points are unduly harsh and off base. Is it really a problem that more grads go into the private sector? Yet, some points he makes seem valid. What do you think? http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2017/01/22/harvard-kennedy-school-america/#iframe-disqus Even HKS's own Crimson has weighed in: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/5/25/school-for-government-commencement/ What are you looking to achieve with an MPP/MPA?
  2. Per my conversation with admissions, all GA positions have been filled. Merit based financial aid includes Assistantship opportunities. You would have to ask about Research positions, although you would be competing with current Wagner students for those. Since Wagner is government and nonprofit focused, they seem to not offer significant funding for many incoming students because they know you can enroll in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). As most of you are aware, you take out Direct Federal loans, pay back through Income Based Repayment (IBR), PAYE or REPAYE program
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