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Redesigning State Financial Aid to Better Serve Nontraditional Adult Students

Practical Policy Steps for Decision Makers

Posted: September 12, 2016
Authors: Wayne Taliaferro, Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield
Organizations: CLASP

State financial aid programs are failing to keep pace with today’s changing college-going population, contends a new report from Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success. As a result, many nontraditional adult students are left behind. To better meet the needs of these students, the report recommends prioritizing need-based state aid, making eligibility rules more inclusive of nontraditional students, and restructuring state aid.

Redesigning State Financial Aid to Better Serve Nontraditional Adult Students