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.

  • 101: Means-Tested Federal and State Programs

    Means-tested federal and state programs help millions of low-income Americans access housing, food, health care, child care, and more. But complex programs com…

  • Online Program Managers (OPMS): Ensuring Quality & Protecting Innovation

    Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing needs of today’s students have necessitated an unprecedented shift towards online learning. Ins…

  • Outsourcing Online Programs: Policy Options for OPM Oversight

    As a form of outsourcing in higher education, online program management (OPM) is not remarkable. Universities regularly, and with little fanfare, outsource man…

  • 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…