What Can Our Institutions Learn from Other States’ Adult Promise Programs?

What can our institutions learn from other states’ adult promise programs?

Reported by Education Dive, The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has been exploring the efficacy of Adult Promise Programs, programs designed to improve completion rates for adult students.

These include last-dollar promises (subsidizing those tuition costs financial aid does not cover), and unmet need promises (including non-tuition related books, supplies and transportation).

The takeaway? There are so many different states and programs we can learn from to see how to most effectively and efficiently support adult learners. How do we learn from these pilot tests, and better focus on this growing student base often overlooked when it comes to financial and student support?


May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.