Student loan forgiveness, debt, rising merit aid, and other college-affordability issues have received a lot of recent attention, but what does it all mean for broadening access to higher education — and ensuring successful outcomes for students once they get there? We look at what higher-ed institutions and policymakers can do to open the doors and put more students on the path to college and a degree.
- Susan Dynarski, Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Yolanda Watson Spiva, president, Complete College America
- Quentin Jenkins, senior at Pitzer College and a Chicago Scholars ambassador
Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Universities should give prospective students an upfront guarantee of financial aid to maximize its impact on schooling choices.
- Students need to know from day one that they are supported and on a pathway to graduation.
- Colleges should actively engage with their students and listen to them to find out about the supports they really need.
- The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Assistant Professor Anthony Jack
- Navigating the College Maze
- Complete College America
- Dynarski Testifies Before House Committee on Expanding Access to Higher Education
- Susan Dynarski in the New York Times: "Why I Changed My Mind on Student Debt Forgiveness"