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Policy

Lumina Foundation issues statement of federal policy priorities

A 21st Century federal higher education policy should encourage and reward innovation, help manage affordability in partnership with states, and objectively measure success based on student achievement. Lumina’s federal policy priorities are detailed in a 12-page report issued today. A two-page summary is also available. Read now »

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Paper series funded by Lumina Foundation explores new models of student financial support

Today Lumina Foundation releases a group of 15 expert papers that explore new models of student financial support. These papers are all aimed at addressing one of the biggest barriers to college completion: the amount of money students are required to pay to complete a postsecondary degree or certificate. More »

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Live event

Series of white papers explores new models of student financial support

The Lumina Ideas Summit was held in Washington D.C. on April 14 to exchange ideas about increasing attainment through new models of student financial support. A series of independently-produced papers around paying for college in a 21st century higher education system was released by the authors and discussed in a panel. Download the papers and see a video rebroadcast of the event. »

Barriers to Need-Based Financial Aid: Predictors of Timely FAFSA

Barriers to Need-Based Financial Aid: Predictors of Timely FAFSA Completion Among Low-Income Students

Students with the greatest need for financial aid are the least likely to meet deadlines for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), according to a study by the University of Illinois at Chicago. More » More »

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Blog | Jamie Merisotis

Tackling the Urgent National Challenge of College Affordability

Jamie Merisotis’ latest op-ed in the Huffington Post outlines criteria for system redesign centered on increasing college affordability and incentivizing completion to help close the Nation’s talent gap. More »

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Blog | Jamie Merisotis

Competency-Based Learning: A Big Deal, But Not Because of the Feds

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis blogs in today’s Huffington Post on advancing competency-based learning models. More »

Speech | Austin Economic Club

Merisotis speaks to employers in Austin about their role in developing talent in America

Revealed design criteria for an improved student financial model. More »

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