Today’s Students

  • Updated 101: Today’s Students

    Understanding who today’s students are is fundamental to creating a higher learning system that leads to their success.Higher Learning…

  • Braided Funding Backgrounder

    Today’s students follow myriad pathways to and through higher learning. Providing today’s students with wraparound supports and tools to…

  • Higher Education Policy Toolkit

    Education creates opportunities and is integral to maintaining America’s globally competitive economy. An educated workforce begins in local communities and…

  • 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…

  • What Works for Today’s Students: Connecting Students to Means-Tested Benefits

    Students facing basic needs insecurities are significantly less likely to leave college without completing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.…

  • Embedding Equity within Indiana’s Educational Attainment Goals

    In early 2020, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released its fourth strategic plan, Reaching Higher in a State…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Today’s Students Mental Health Factsheet

    Many of today's students face mental health challenges while in college, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse.…