Investing in Wisconsin’s Future: A Proposal for a State Higher Education Nest Egg Program


Publication Date: September 2010

Publisher: Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Author(s): Dennis Winters

Research Area: Education

Keywords: Finance and Economics ; Access, Persistence, and Success; Nest Egg Program

Type: Report

Coverage: United States Wisconsin


Wisconsin will face serious challenges in the coming decades if it fails to increase the size and quality of the state workforce talent pool. One potential solution is a Higher Ed Nest Egg Program, which would put $1,000 per student per year into an account with the sole purpose that the funds be used for postsecondary education in Wisconsin. The resulting increase in educational attainment would enhance the workforce and realize substantial fiscal benefits for the state.