‘Terrible, Old News’
Sara Weissman, Inside Higher Ed
Leaders of City University of New York institutions have long known about the impact of non-tuition costs on low graduation rates among their community college students. They tried to address the challenge in 2007 with the successful launch of the CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, or ASAP.
The effort, which gives low-income students a comprehensive matrix of financial, academic and personal supports, now serves 25,000 students. The model has since spread to other community colleges across the country, including three in Ohio.