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A consolidated resource for adults returning to college

A new resource, Finish My Degree OKC, keeps adult learners from getting lost in the shuffle.

Early college programs save $71M in South Texas

South Texas College in McAllen is being recognized as a national model for early college and dual enrollment programs serving low-income and first-generation college students.

Financial aid, and consumer education, for working adults

Working adults aren't generally eligible for financial aid, but businesses have an interest in helping their employees complete or enhance their degrees. How St. Louis is helping employers and employees find resources for finishing school. 

College readiness means financial readiness, too

In Philadelphia's efforts to double the college attainment rate, the focus is on better structures to help students enroll, persist, and complete. The Financing College Campaign helps connect high school counselors, college personnel, parents and students in the process of completing the FAFSA.

How the University of Hawaii is trying campus-funded financial aid

An innovative financial aid program at the University of Hawaii draws from campus revenues rather than federal or state funding. 

A one-stop shop for college affordability

Boston is taking a comprehensive approach to improving financial aid, including a one-stop resource center for families and a college affordability advising program integrated in all Boston Public Schools.

Summer programs, social justice scholarships to support college readiness

How Portland, OR is stringing together youth summer programs, high school and college readiness, and leadership development programs into a comprehensive cradle-to-career effort. 

When scholarships are guaranteed and automatic

Minneapolis provides an automatic, guaranteed need-based scholarship for Minnesota residents who meet financial eligibility requirements.

Why is the Nashville region is so attractive to young professionals?

What makes Nashville so special? That was the question local leaders were asking in 2002, when the greater Nashville region was recognized by Hot Jobs – Cool Communities as a talent magnet – specifically for coveted young professionals.

It takes a city to teach a child

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a city to teach it.

Collaboration creates more degrees, higher incomes in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay's attainment rate increased by one percentage point between 2009 and 2010, according to Census data.

Developing regional strategies and seeing them through locally

The Northeast Ohio Council of Higher Education steers Talent Dividend efforts for Akron, Youngstown, Canton, and Cleveland, ensuring that strategic regional priorities are supported and successful at a local level.

In a city with high attainment rates, a focus on supporting returning adults

Hartford is helping adults return to school -- and looking at ways to keep students in school in the first place. In a way, the end goal of the program is for it to not need to exist.

Building revolutionary partnerships amid fiscal uncertainty

Efforts to build strong collaborative partnerships in California were bolstered by the passing of Proposition 30 on Nov. 6, which approved a tax increase for education.

Tracking student success, no matter where those students are

How do you get students to state schools when you don't live in a state? D.C. provides grant funding for students to get to out-of-state public schools, then tracks them once they're there.
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