Lumina’s state policy agenda calls for:
- Robust and fair state financing for public colleges, universities, and training centers that serve the greatest numbers and highest percentages of students who are Black, Hispanic, Latino, and Native American, students from families with low incomes, students who are the first in their families to go to college, and working-age adults.
- Coherent, comprehensive student financial aid resources that serve those in the greatest financial need, especially students who are Black and brown.
- Fair and consistent systems for assessing and validating people’s knowledge and skills, including pathways for adults to earn college degrees and other quality credentials.
State Strategy Labs
Lumina provides money to states for technical assistance and consulting support.
Lumina’s federal policy agenda calls for:
- Supporting today’s students no matter where or how they learn.
- Eliminating disparities in educational outcomes across racial and ethnic groups.
- Reforming quality assurance to focus on individual student outcomes.
- Ensuring affordability.
- Aligning post-high school education and workforce development systems.
State and Federal Policy Round Up
- Julie Peller, Executive Director, Higher Learning Advocates
- Paola Santana, Executive Director, Glendale Community College Foundation (Formerly a strategy officer with Lumina Foundation)
- Aaron Thompson, President, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
- Lande Ajose, Vice President and Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
- Maria Markham, Director, Arkansas Division of Higher Education
- Ryan Fewins-Bliss, Executive Director, Michigan College Access Network
Lumina's role in ending transcript holds
Read about policy action to limit transcript holds
The Department of Education curtails the ability of colleges and universities to refuse transcripts.