October 01, 2019

Ohio’s FAFSA Completion Initiative

by Jill Dannemiller, director, data management and analysis, Ohio Department of Higher Education

In 2014, President Obama announced the launch of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Initiative to help states, districts, and schools give students the support they need to complete the FAFSA form. Often the gateway to accessing financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school, the FAFSA gives students access to …

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September 23, 2019

Making Sense of Federal Financial Aid Data Use Policy for Research and Evaluation: Visioning a State Role

by Matthew Case

Institutions of higher education continue to enhance their capacity to develop and evaluate strategies for promoting college access and success. Recent studies from Texas and the University of Michigan are prominent examples of how institutional data can be leveraged to better understand how financial aid policies improve college attainment for low-income students. However, financial aid …

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September 04, 2019

OECD/WSAC Project on the Labor Market Relevance and Outcomes of Higher Education

by OECD & WSAC

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is currently conducting a multinational study with the primary goals of (1) assessing the performance of higher education systems in developing graduates with relevant, durable, and transferable skills that are understood and trusted by employers, and (2) identifying policy choices for governments that can improve the capacity …

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