Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

June 7, 2017

New York Times: The Telltale Data That Can Identify College Students at Risk

WASHINGTON — Administrators at the University of Kansas knew they had a problem: Many of their most vulnerable students — largely low income and often the first in their families to go to college — were not graduating. The administrators needed to figure out why students like this were struggling. So they did something that those in higher education rarely do: They looked to a competitor for help.

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June 5, 2017

Inside Higher Ed: Access to Data Tool Restored for Borrowers

Student loan borrowers looking to enroll in income-driven repayment programs -- or to recertify their income levels -- can once again automatically transfer their tax return data into applications. The Department of Education announced Friday that it had restored access to the IRS data retrieval tool for those borrowers.

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