Affordability

  • Born of Necessity, Emergency Student Aid Should Become Standard Operating Procedure

    In the wake of two years that have upended the financial and educational well-being of millions of students, emergency…

  • College Students: You could get money from the Earned Income Tax Credit

    This year, more people than ever before are eligible for the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) –including college…

  • Financial Aid Officers: Help Students Get Money from the Earned Income Tax Credit

    This year, more people than ever before are eligible for the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – including…

  • 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…

  • 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…