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Lumina Issues Affordability Benchmark to Reset National Conversation About College Affordability

Aug 19, 2015

Lumina releases Affordability Benchmark for Higher Education to define a clear and common understanding of what “affordable” means to students and families.

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Lumina CEO Urges Congress to Adopt a Student-Centered Approach in the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

Jul 22, 2015

Lumina Foundation president and CEO Jamie Merisotis testified today before Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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Foundations work to close higher education gap through associate’s degree-attainment effort

Jul 07, 2015

Six major foundations today announced results from a joint initiative to increase postsecondary attainment by easing the path to completing associate’s degrees. Over its 15-month duration, the program, Credit When It’s Due, enabled 7,000 students from 11 states to secure associate’s degrees –helping to reduce the sizable ranks of Americans with some college but no degree.

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Lumina Foundation Releases Guidebook Outlining Campus Strategies for Supporting Low-Income Students

Jun 22, 2015

Beyond Financial Aid calls on colleges and universities to rethink student financial support, increase student success

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Lumina Foundation Announces Election of New Board Members

May 11, 2015

Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Alisa A. Miller and Matthew A. Goldberg to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Gallup-Lumina Foundation Poll Finds Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support Increasing Attainment

Apr 16, 2015

An overwhelming majority of Americans continue to believe that having a certificate or degree beyond high school is important to our success as a nation and as individuals. But, according to new results released today from the annual Gallup-Lumina Foundation Poll on Higher Education, Hispanics and African Americans believe most strongly in the power of postsecondary education to help deliver good jobs and a better quality of life.

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New Report Reveals Greater Urgency Needed to Increase Postsecondary Attainment

Apr 09, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – A new report released today by Lumina Foundation reveals real progress has been made in the national effort to increase postsecondary attainment, but current rates won’t be enough to meet America’s future economic and workforce demands. The annual report, A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, finds that unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment, the nation will fall short of workforce needs by the end of this decade.

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MoveED Grows to Nearly 3,000 Organizations Sharing Solutions to Increase Higher Ed Attainment

Oct 23, 2014

MoveED for Goal 2025 has grown to include nearly 3,000 organizations since its launch in April 2014. To help show the many new partner connections, MoveED now features street-level mapping to showcase and connect organizations working to make postsecondary attainment America’s cause.

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Degree Qualifications Profile released for large-scale implementation

Oct 08, 2014

Nearly five years in the making, the DQP is a framework that clearly defines the learning that college degrees should signify at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.

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The Economist-Lumina Foundation Challenge Winner Announced

Oct 01, 2014

Diana Cobbe was selected as winner of The Economist-Lumina Foundation innovation challenge Bridge the Gap Between the Workforce & Higher Education for her solution, OnCampus, a mobile app and gamified social learning platform that rewards students for building skills valued by employers.

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