Postsecondary & Workforce

Making Sense of the Changes to Financial Aid Funding in President Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget

While it’s currently just a proposal, President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget puts several big changes to student financial aid...

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Coupling Incentives to Tuition Caps: A new path toward affordability?

The sun is shining; the birds are chirping – it’s the season for high school graduation. Congratulations to the class of 2017! As...

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Local Points of Service Critical to Completion Agenda

Not everyone “goes off” to college. In fact, most students attend a local community college or university. A recent report from the...

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College Affordability, State Aid and Adult Students

This blog post is a guest post by Wayne A. Taliaferro,  Policy Analyst, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP. The...

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Return of the Near-Completers: State progress with adult students

As we all know, many states continue to push for increased attainment rates aligned with state workforce needs. In the quest to increase...

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Why Need-Based Aid Matters for Adults

This blog post is a guest post by Wayne A. Taliaferro,  Policy Analyst, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP. Changing...

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Free College: The Arkansas story

As of March 14, 2017, 80 “free college” policy proposals have been introduced in 27 states. While the clear majority of these bills...

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What the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Outage Means for State Financial Aid Programs

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is a complicated process for students and their families. The 100+...

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Broadband’s Impact on Education

Broadband access discussions are increasing across the country. At the state and local levels, leaders are expressing the need for adequate...

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The Governor That’s Making Free College Happen

If you’ve heard of the “free college” trend, chances are you’ve heard of Tennessee. Since the Tennessee Promise was enacted in...

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