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Align Investments – Key Questions


Key Questions for Policymakers to Ask
when Assessing Progress

Align Investments


  • How is the share of total public resources allocated on the basis of improving outcomes?
  • To what extent do students and colleges receive the same clear performance expectations?
  • What lower-cost degree delivery options are available in your state?
  • To what extent is financial aid eligibility focused on degree completion?
  • To what extent is net price decreasing for students in the lowest two income quartiles? In which sectors?
  • To what extent are policies in place to encourage full-time enrollment and accelerated completion?
  • Have the colleges and universities established completion goals aligned with the state’s educational attainment goals and economic needs?