Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

We support simplifying the federal student aid program and encouraging incentive-driven state funding approaches that promote better outcomes for students – especially low-income and first-generation students, students of color, and working adults. We believe that making these changes will help more students get the resources they need to complete a certificate or degree and enter the workforce and will encourage colleges and universities to adopt policies and practices that improve students’ chance for success.

Fixing FAFSA

There is a growing consensus that we need to fix the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to help more to make the application process simpler and more transparent for students and their families. Progress has been made, but more improvement is still needed.
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Finance and Financial Aid Resources

Learn more about how we can change finance and financial aid to improve outcomes in higher education.
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