The Institute for Higher Education Policy is committed to improving college access and success in higher education for all students—with a special focus on underserved populations—by providing timely research to inform public policy decisions.
20th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration
April 18, 2013
The IHEP Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration will bring together IHEP’s friends and family to celebrate 20 years of leading the access and success agenda.
The principal reason institutions of higher education exist in all societies and economies is to facilitate the distribution of knowledge. The world runs on the octane of that distribution, and that distribution knows no borders.
—Clifford Adelman, Ph.D., Senior Associate
The Investment Payoff: Reassessing and Supporting Efforts to Maximize the Benefits of Higher Education for Underserved Populations
The working paper, The Investment Payoff: Reassessing and Supporting Efforts to Maximize the Benefits of Higher Education for Underserved Populations, re-examine the individual and public payoffs of investing in higher education, especially for the underserved, low-income, and first-generation populations, who have become an important focus of college completion efforts.
Making Sense of the System: Financial Aid for the 21st-Century Student
The white paper, Making Sense of the System: Financial Aid for the 21st-Century Student, outlines 13 federal policy recommendations for improving the financial aid system so that more students can attend and succeed in college, and ultimately earn valuable postsecondary degrees and credentials. The paper is part of the Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery project—an initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—that seeks 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 seed the field with innovative policies that can make that happen.