Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

CLASP Explores New Approaches in Federal Policy to Help Low-Income Students Complete College

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

CLASP Explores New Approaches in Federal Policy to Help Low-Income Students Complete College

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WASHINGTON. D.C.

Two unfortunate phenomena have been converging to make college even more elusive for low-income students: the affordability of postsecondary education is waning at the same time that low-income students in this slowly recovering economy must juggle school, family and work to earn credentials of value in an increasingly competitive job market. Against this backdrop, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to participate in the Rcimagining Aid Delivery and Design (RADD) project with 13 other organizations. The RADD project is intended to accomplish two goals: 1) to shift the national conversation on federal financial aid toward ideas that will make college more affordable, while giving students the support and encouragement they need to earn their degree or credential; and 2) to seed the field with innovative policies that can make that happen.

CLASP'S goal in this project is to maximize the impact of the federal higher education investment by exploring strategies for reforming student financial aid to better support students as they persist in postsecondary education and complete credentials with value in the labor market. …

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