COVID-19 Impacts on State Budgets
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the U.S. economy and particularly on state and local government budgets.
What do these impacts mean for higher education and how can these impacts be alleviated in coming fiscal years?Download Brief
Free College Programs
Many state and local governments have created "free college" programs, often referred to as Promise Programs. These programs differ widely across the country in structure, funding source, participant eligibility, and other critical features.
What do some of these programs look like and is there a chance for a federal "free college" program?Download Brief
Data Privacy and Protection
As students, lawmakers, and the general public become increasingly concerned with issues of data privacy and data protection, how are states drafting laws to respond?
With many data privacy concerns arising from digital platforms that cross state lines, is there a role for the federal government to play?Download Brief