Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

December 6, 2016

Tom Cavanagh on How to Navigate the World of Digital Learning

With the recent growth of digital learning courseware in recent years, it can be hard for institutions to decide which product or solution is best for them. Tom Cavanagh, the Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida(UCF) talks with EdSurge about how UCF focuses on using digital learning to improve drop, fail, and withdraw rates.

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December 6, 2016

Study Confirms Lack of Awareness about Student Aid for College

While almost all low-income students are eligible to receive federal grant aid for college, only 45% of high school seniors complete the FAFSA by the time they graduate. NCAN conducted a survey of 150 low-income student high school graduates ages 17 to 20 who hoped to or had recently entered postsecondary education. More than half of non-applicants said they “don’t know anything about financial aid.”

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