Resources

We are working to shift the conversation and support a policy environment that enables a system of higher learning focused on quality, outcomes and today’s students.

  • 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. Today’s student…

  • 101: Students & Means Tested Programs

    Every year, more than one million students drop out—70 percent do so because of financial insecurity, which is disproportionately felt by low-income 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 order to remain eligible fo…

  • Online Program Managers (OPMs) Backgrounder

    Online program management (OPM) entities are service providers that work through contracts with colleges and universities to take academic programs online. Whi…

  • 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 be in their late 20s or 30s. View the facts…

  • 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 level. They’re more mobile and may…