In an effort to reduce student debt and increase postsecondary attainment rates, state leaders are focused on making postsecondary education affordable. Over the past few years, we’ve seen states develop and deploy many different strategies to address postsecondary affordability, ranging from free college to financial aid. Explore the resources below to learn more about varying approaches from state to state.
How all states approach postsecondary affordability policies.
Legislative trends and other news with implications for postsecondary affordability.
As the buzz around free college programs continues to grow, there are opportunities for confusion between what constitutes debt-free college and free college.
With lots of information out there on college affordability — or un-affordability, depending on what you are reading — we wondered how net price and median income could help us learn about affordability for students from differing economic backgrounds.
In 2014, I gave my first state legislative testimony in Maine on an idea that would turn tuition and financial aid on its head: Pay It Forward, Pay It Back.
State Information Requests
Brief issue scans, typically provided within 48 hours, that provide top-level information on postsecondary affordability.