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.

  • 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 students age 18+ without dependents. T…

  • 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 college students age 18+ without dependents. …

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. Check out HLA's new factsheet to lea…