Collaboration and innovation in higher education don’t just happen. Incentives are necessary. The ways in which we fund, measure, and regulate colleges and universities affect how–or even whether–institutions make the tough but necessary choices for student success.
Helping more students get to and through college. Research shows that when financial barriers are removed for high achieving low-income students, they succeed at the same or higher rates than their peers. As a result, we are focusing on simplifying the aid process, which serves as a barrier to millions of low-income students, and on providing incentives in institutional, state, and federal aid programs for students to persist in and finish their programs.
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