Affordability

  • 101: Part-time Students

    Today’s students are more diverse than previous generations. Twenty-four percent are parents, 37 percent are older than 25, 49…

  • Policies Impacting Today’s Part-Time Students

    Today’s students are more diverse than previous generations. Twenty-four percent are parents, 37 percent are older than 25, 49…

  • Washington state’s new financial aid program serves today’s students those who hire them

    Last March, the Seattle Times ran a powerful joint opinion editorial cowritten by Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer,…

  • Listening to Learners: What Non-Completers Have to Tell Us About Education Policy

    Policymakers recognize that to remain competitive in a global, tech-enabled world, the United States will need an ever more…

  • What Works for Today’s Students—Microgrants

    Currently, only about half of students who enroll in college graduate within eight years of beginning their studies. Microgrants…

  • Encouraging State Higher Ed Investments through Federal-State Partnerships

    As the nation prepares for yet another attempt at reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, it is crucial to remember…

  • Higher Learning Advocates Submits Comment on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), SNAP

    Higher Learning Advocates submitted a comment on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the “Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the…

  • CMT Shines Spotlight on Tennessee Community Colleges

    I first heard about CMT’s “Empowering Education” initiative late last year when the country music network announced it would…

  •  A Q&A with Andre Perry, David M. Rubenstein Fellow for the Brookings Institution 

    Insights & Outlooks: How did you originally develop a passion for education, both personally and as a career? What…

  • An Insider’s Look at Postsecondary Education in Louisiana

    A Q&A with Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner, Louisiana Commission of Higher Education  Today’s students are more diverse, older and…

  • What “Persistence and Retention” Means for Adult Learners

    In an era when declining enrollment looms large, and the demographics of higher education are undergoing an unprecedented shift.…

  • The Other Costs of College: Four Ways to Support Today’s Students Beyond Tuition

    The idea of free college is currently dominating headlines and the 2020 Democratic primary race. And for good reason:…