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Access & Success Initiatives
Looking Back to Move Forward: A History of Federal Student Aid
This documentary series provides insight into the programs’ origins, milestones, and current issues as we ponder future direction and navigate foreseeable roadblocks to new policy innovation.
College Not Prison
The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) is leading #CollegeNotPrison, a social media and public awareness campaign to educate policymakers, campus leaders, and the public about the financial aid barriers justice-involved youth face when pursuing higher education.
Sixty-one participating colleges (in nine states) joined forces to locate qualified students who never received an associate's degree and to award those degrees retroactively. This effort also identified former students who were no more than nine to 12 credits short of an associate’s degree and...
BEAMS fostered data-driven projects to facilitate minority students’ participation and success in higher education.
Global Policy Fellows Program
IHEP Global Policy Fellows shared ideas, tools, and techniques to develop higher education policy models in their own countries.
Minority-Serving Institutions-Models of Success Program
The Lumina MSI-Models of Success program worked with more than 25 minority-serving institutions to improve and document increased post-secondary attainment.
IHEP Summer Academies gathered college and university teams to create and refine comprehensive action plans for institutional change.
Symposium on Financial Literacy and College Success at Minority-Serving Institutions
The symposia brought together minority-serving institutions to help address student and institutional financial needs.
Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative
Thirty institutions were provided capacity-building grants to implement strategic practices to help first-generation students of color achieve academic success.