Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

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.

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Digital Learning

Lessons from Five Years of Funding Digital Courseware

The Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success strategy has entered its fifth year of learning technology investments — a good time to take stock of what has been learned and to draw implications for future investments. The report from SRI Education reviews the major courseware-related projects in the Postsecondary Success portfolio and provides an independent analysis of findings.

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