Peter Granville is a fellow at The Century Foundation, studying federal and state policy efforts to improve college access and affordability. His research promotes equity in the design and operations of financial aid programs, as well as financial security for student loan borrowers. Peter is a recognized expert on Parent PLUS loans, the America’s College Promise proposal for nationwide free community college, and postsecondary data and analysis. His work has also shaped state policy to increase low-income students’ take-up of federal benefits through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Peter’s research and commentary have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Politico, Time, Marketplace, The Chronicle of Higher Education, NBC News, Newsweek, and more, including television and radio. His bylines have appeared in The Hill, The 74 Million, EdSource, and others.
Peter’s research and advocacy for students from under-resourced backgrounds draws from his experience mentoring first-generation college students as an academic coach at Haverford College. He holds a B.A. in mathematics and English from Kenyon College and an M.S.Ed. in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.