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Learning While Earning: How Low Income Working Learners Differ From All Other American College Students

Learning While Earning: How Low Income Working Learners Differ From All Other American College Students

Researchers from the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce examine the challenges working students face and the impacts of these challenges on completion and debt.   Read More

Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Finances

Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Finances

This white paper provides a conceptual framework in which improvement in instruction enhances student success through increased student retention rates, decreased repetition of courses, and faster time to degree, resulting in economic benefits to the college or university. Read More

Pricing Without Discrimination

Pricing Without Discrimination

The fifth in a series of white papers explores fair lending practice implications for alternative methods of student finance, including income-share agreements. Read More

Student and Parent Perspectives on Higher Education Financing: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey

Student and Parent Perspectives on Higher Education Financing: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey

This white paper presents the results of a survey of 400 college and high school students and 400 parents of current and future college students, to assess their interest in income-share agreements. Read More

Student and Parent Perspectives on Higher Education Financing: Findings from Focus Groups

Student and Parent Perspectives on Higher Education Financing: Findings from Focus Groups

The third in a series of reports on income-share agreements describes the results of focus groups of college-age students and parents, and their attitudes toward this new method for financing college. Read More

New Funding, Aligned Incentives Report

New Funding, Aligned Incentives Report

The second in a series of American Enterprise Institute reports on income-share agreements explores how this private financing option can foster innovative methods of delivering postsecondary education, such as competency-based learning and workforce-oriented “boot camps.” Read More

State Financial Aid: Applying Redesign Principles Through State Engagement Report

State Financial Aid: Applying Redesign Principles Through State Engagement Report

The Education Commission of the States issued a report covering what it learned during two years of a Strada Education Network-supported initiative focused on state student financial aid redesign. Read More

Students’ Futures as Investments

Students’ Futures as Investments

Income-share agreements, through which investors pay for students’ college educations in exchange for a fixed portion of their future earnings, are an emerging idea for helping students pay for college. This report from the American Enterprise Institute explores the promise and challenges of ISAs. Read More