This brief begins with a closer look at the defining attributes and prevalence of CSAs across the nation. Then it discusses CSAs potential effects on the education pipeline (early childhood, school years, college years, and post-college years).
This brief examines the role of service-contingent aid programs in reducing student loan debt while addressing projected workforce needs. The attributes of these programs are highlighted for the nation, as well, a helpful addendum identifies relevant programs in the Midwest.
This examines various ways that states attempt to limit tuition & fee increases at colleges & universities, including appointing governing board members who oppose tuition increases; campaigns to pressure colleges to slow increases without taking formal legislative action; & explicit tuition caps.
In this brief, the body of research is detailed on the effects of three well-known college promise programs in the Midwest before discussing some of the key questions that policymakers and funders must consider when designing promise programs.
This brief addresses four areas in which state policy makers can learn from practices in other states and from principles of sound public policy design to strengthen their higher education financing systems.