Higher Ed Budgets for the Post-COVID Era
This report, produced in collaboration with Lumina Foundation, offers design principles and examples of practices shown to be effective for state policymakers as they grapple with difficult decisions about funding colleges and universities and student aid now and into the future.
We focus on improving outcomes for Black, Latino, and Indigenous students and students from low-income backgrounds across three areas:
For institutions, this includes funding formulas and policies, as well as accountability for use of that funding. For students, this includes access to and allocation of financial aid as well as debt repayment and forgiveness.
This includes connecting and improving existing federal and state systems to create usable information that reflects all students in all institutions while maintaining security and privacy.
At the federal level, this includes strengthening connections between education and the workforce. State-level priorities include support for expanding the use of proven practices such as developmental education redesign and streamlining credit transfer.