USA Funds’ grant of nearly $320,000 to the Education Commission of the States will help states redesign their financial aid programs to better focus on promoting student persistence through and completion of postsecondary education. As part of the initiative, ECS has conducted a review of financial aid policies in all 50 states, convened a panel of experts, developed a research paper identifying four principles for redesigning state aid programs. In coming months ECS will offer technical assistance to a group of states interested in reviewing their financial aid policies and practices. Read the news release.
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