Preparation: Students are prepared academically, financially and socially for success in education beyond high school.
Students are prepared academically, financially and socially for success in education beyond high school.
Intermediate OutcomeStates and institutions create and implement transparent higher education readiness standards aligned across K-12, adult learner and higher education systems.
Intermediate OutcomeStudents are supported to attend and succeed in college through expanded state- and community-based higher education outreach networks.
Intermediate OutcomeFederal, state and institutional policies and practices ensure that no student is denied access to higher education because it is too expensive.
Promote the alignment of K-12 and higher education systems.
Expand national postsecondary access outreach and action campaigns.
Support the expansion of sustainable, high-quality student service and advocacy networks.
Advocate for policies and programs that support low-income students.
Support research on innovative approaches to support low-income students, including state and federal tax- and asset-based programs.
Examples of the prospective work the Foundation believes will advance its preparation strategies include:
Advocate for states to align K-12 and higher education standards and assessments.
Advocate for policy change that directs more state and institutional support to need-based financial aid programs.
Support simplification of the financial aid application process.
Advocate for progressive 529 savings plans.
Support wide-scale implementation of successful strategies that bridge cultural and social gaps for underrepresented students.