Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Finance/Financial Aid

Landscape Analysis of Emergency Aid Programs

This report provides a comprehensive look at colleges’ use of emergency aid to address a variety of student needs.

Download PDF

Finance/Financial Aid

Out of Pocket: The High Cost of Inadequate High Schools and High School Student Achievement on College Affordability

This report examines how out-of-pocket tuition costs and additional living expense costs effect students of all income levels.

Download PDF

Finance/Financial Aid

Undermining Pell: How Colleges’ Pursuit of Prestige and Revenue is Hurting Low-Income Students

The report from The New America Foundation suggests an increasing number of colleges are using their financial resources to fiercely compete for the students they most desire: the best and brightest, and the wealthiest. The report assesses institutions using two metrics: the proportion of undergraduate students on a campus that have Pell Grants, and an institution’s net price (the average amount paid after grant and scholarship aid is deducted from a college’s list price) for students with family incomes less than $30,000.

Download PDF

Finance/Financial Aid

A Federal Work Study Reform Agenda to Better Serve Low-Income Students

This report from Young Invincibles recommends reforming Federal Work Study to better serve low-income students working their way through school, and providing them with experience and skills for today’s economy.

Download PDF

Stay in Touch!

Sign up to receive our Postsecondary Success Notes Newsletter for updates on the latest reports, effective education models, and trailblazing stories from our partners and others.