Adult Students

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Backgrounder

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a federal provision that requires institutions to establish criteria a student must meet in…

  • Making College Work for Working People

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    The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the vital role that working people play in our nation and economy. Working people prepare…

  • New Players are Emerging to Serve Returning Adult Learners—Federal Policy Needs to Reflect That.

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    2021 should be an eventful year for federal policy conversations related to postsecondary access and completion. However, much of…

  • Today’s Students Returning Adults Factsheet

    Adult students make up a growing share of today’s students, including adults returning to school, who are likely to…

  • Policy Toolkit 3.0

    Today’s students are more diverse than any previous generation of college students: they’re diverse in age, race, and income…

  • SAP Reset Infographic

    In order to access federal financial aid to pay for higher education, students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)…

  • A Second Chance at Higher Education

    Growing up in a low socioeconomic area in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by gangs, violence, and drugs, I never thought…

  • Rethinking PLA: The Urgency of Counting Prior Learning

    As the country works toward economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are at least 10…

  • The Playbook for Today’s Students

    Higher learning is the ticket to economic opportunity for Americans, as well as to rebuilding our country's economy. But…

  • Building a Packet for Success

    Back to school shopping should be an exciting time for many children and parents. Yet, for families that have…

  • FAQ: Distance Education Accreditation and COVID-19 Waivers

    Today’s students—37 percent of whom are over the age of 25, a quarter of whom are parents, and 60…

  • It’s Past Due for Online Education Students and Programs To Be Appreciated

    Starting in the 1990s—which is a relatively long time ago for me and many Millenials (I went to elementary…