Our Work

Our Work

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

 

FEATURED WORK:
Federal Policy Priorities

Federal policy must support widespread change that puts the needs of individuals and society first.

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A History of Financial Aid

Film series by IHEP and Lumina Foundation documents the policy and the political origins of federal financial aid programs.

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Lumina Impact Ventures

Scaling proven solutions that target equity and attainment.

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The higher education landscape is rapidly evolving, but student needs are not always what's driving this change.

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Employer Engagement

Tuition assistance programs benefit employers, employees and communities.

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Who Are Today's Students?

Too many Americans are failing to graduate college. Why? In part, because our assumptions about them are wrong.

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Outcomes-based funding

Lumina's paper series on tuition funding formulas that create incentives for on-time degree completion and year-over-year increases in the numbers of students of color and at-risk students who earn degrees and credentials.

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Beyond Financial Aid

A toolkit with six tested strategies to help institutions strengthen their capacities to support low-income students challenged by limited resources.

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Degree Qualifications Profile

A learning-centered framework for what college graduates should know and be able to do to earn the associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree.

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