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: Income-Driven Repayment (IDR)

    What is Income-Driven Repayment (IDR)?Income-driven repayment (IDR) is a federal student loan repayment program that allows students to repay their loans based…

  • The Glossary of Higher Education Policy

    Today’s students need a bipartisan and comprehensive rewrite of the Higher Education Act that upgrades quality, strengthens affordability, and promotes the mor…

  • 101: Pell Grant Rainy Day Fund

    What is the Pell Grant Program?The Pell Grant program is a federal means-tested program that offers postsecondary aid in the form of a grant to be used for tui…

  • 101: Competency-Based Education

    More and more of today’s students are adults, parents and older students who are learning outside the traditional academic calendar and often bring substantial…

  • 101: Accreditation

    What is Accreditation?Accreditation is the linchpin of the federal role in higher education as the gate-keeping system for the federal government’s $120 billio…

  • 101: NACIQI

    What is NACIQI?Established by a Congressional statue in 1992 and maintained in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, NACIQI is responsible for overseei…