POLICY BRIEF: Leveraging Free College and Children’s Savings Accounts For A 21st Century Wealth Building Agenda

This policy brief examines another way of supporting free college through leveraging and expanding current small-dollar Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) into a robust asset building program for the country and a way for low-income students to cover the full cost of college. While College Promise programs typically cover the cost of tuition and fees, they often fail […]

Annual Report 2017-2018

The College Promise Campaign 2017-2018 Annual Report celebrates the tremendous growth in College Promise programs in the third year since the Campaign launched. The Annual Report highlights Promise impacts, Promise voices, and profiles high quality, comprehensive College Promise programs  as examples to states and communities, while also detailing the work of the College Promise Campaign […]

Promise with A Purpose: College Promise Programs “Built For Completion”

The College Promise Campaign, Complete College America (CCA), and Achieving the Dream (ATD) have released Promise with a Purpose: College Promise Programs “Built for Completion,” a joint effort to advocate for states, cities and institutions to incorporate an intentional framework for student success into the College Promise programs that are sweeping the nation. Click here […]

College Promise and Open Education Join Forces for Student Access and Success

This was previously published on Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources by Dr. Barbara Illowsky In fall 2017, California officially joined the College Promise campaign when Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill waiving first year tuition for all new, CA resident students who enroll full-time at one of the 114 California Community Colleges (CCC). Even though […]

RESOURCE: Measuring What Matters

In a new report, Measuring What Matters, produced in partnership with Gallup and sponsored by Strada Education Network, shows that community colleges with sustained, institution-wide focus on student success have a strong impact on graduates’ success in workplace engagement, well-being, college satisfaction, and alumni attachment. Download here.

POLICY BRIEF: The Promise of the College Promise

College Promise Campaign Policy Brief No.1 Download here. Spring 2018 Introduction Over the past few years, over 200 College Promise programs in 43 states have become increasingly popular policy proposals at the state and local levels. Simply put, these programs offer students the opportunity to attend a four-year, two-year, or technical college tuition- and fee-free. […]

Building College Promise in Your City or County

In early 2018, the College Promise Campaign and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon will release a playbook for mayors, county executives, and other locally-elected leaders as they establish or expand College Promise programs in their communities. Building a College Promise program is an investment in your community. Be the first to receive a copy of the […]

Making Promises: Designing College Promise Plans Worth Keeping

Michael Dannenberg and Konrad Mugglestone correctly observe that, “nearly every Democrat — and likely a number of Republicans — running for office statewide this cycle will propose some sort of college affordability plan. If those plans are going to deliver as promised and not backfire on large numbers of students, families, and taxpayers, they need […]

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