Dustin Weeden
Senior Policy Specialist

Higher Ed

  • College savings plans
  • Costs
  • Finance and funding
  • Financial aid
  • State policy

Dustin Weeden is a policy specialist with the National Conference of State Legislatures’ education program. Weeden tracks and analyzes legislation on higher education issues, including affordability, finance, student aid, performance-based funding, college savings plans, student loans, tuition policy, governance, technology transfer, and educational attainment. Additionally, he authors policy briefs and research reports. Prior to joining NCSL, Weeden was a doctoral student in higher education at the University of Iowa. During his graduate studies, he worked with several higher education policy organizations, including the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Weeden also holds degrees from Kansas State University and the University of Denver.