November 12, 2019

Supporting a System-Wide Student Success Agenda

by Lori Prince Hagood, research associate, Research & Policy Analysis, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

The University System of Georgia (USG), in an effort to raise statewide degree attainment to 60% by 2025, has launched an ambitious set of system-led student success projects. This work began in earnest in 2011 with the Complete College Georgia (CCG) initiative, in partnership with Complete College America, and has expanded over the last two …

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October 29, 2019

Making a Case for Using Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) Ranges in State Data Systems

by Sherry Proper, financial aid and policy & strategy specialist, University of Hawaiʻi System

College affordability through the implementation of various financial aid programs has been the goal of not only the federal government, but also of state governments, numerous philanthropic organizations, and many individual postsecondary institutions. Financial aid data, especially metrics regarding unmet need, can be very helpful in determining the effectiveness of financial aid awarding strategies on …

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October 15, 2019

Is college affordable, and for whom?

by Meredith Fergus, manager financial aid research and SLEDS, Minnesota Office of Higher Education

The state of Minnesota invests heavily in higher education, both through our appropriations for need-based aid, and financial support for our public colleges and universities. Despite these investments, no good measure exists of whether or not these investments are making college more affordable, and for how many. How can we define college affordability?   College …

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