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Publication September 2019 | 8 pages

Workforce-Driven Financial Aid: Policies and Strategies
Essential Elements of State Policy For College Completion

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The rapidly evolving workplace has created a shortage of skilled and educated workers in many fields, leaving essential jobs unfilled and millions of adults unqualified for them. This policy brief summarizes statewide strategies to support financial assistance for students in programs designed to address workforce needs. It includes suggestions for states that are evaluating, or considering creating, workforce-driven financial aid policies.

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How affordable is college in SREB states?
SREB college affordability profiles detail state-level data

Tuition, financial aid and other measures that drive college affordability vary from state to state. To help policymakers evaluate and improve affordability in their states, SREB provides affordability profiles specific to each of its 16 states.

New in this year’s reports: charts showing the changing percentages of tuition and fees versus state appropriations from 2006 to 2016.

Each report details state-specific data including:

Publication November 20188 pages

Alabama
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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State Affordability Profiles
December 2018

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College affordability — the relationship of the price of higher education to family income — is driven by tuition, financial aid and other measures that differ from state to state. As policymakers seek to improve affordability in their states, these profiles detail state-level data and how each state compares to national and SREB-region averages.

Publication December 20189 pages

Oklahoma
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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