The higher education system is afflicted by a crisis of quality, affordability, and access that belies its role in building an equitable and just society.
The broken system has led to an array of interrelated problems in education, from extremely burdensome debt loads to scant student support and inadequate academic programs. Students have had to shoulder the burden of higher education unfairly.
We develop pilots, studies, and research with the aim of gaining insight into the student debt crisis and finding the most high-impact interventions to alleviate debt and improve the higher education system. Our pilot and policy design within this initiative focus on income share agreements (ISAs).
Working with us
If you’re interested in working with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We primarily partner with policymakers, universities, college access organizations, foundations, and ISA providers. We provide ISA analytics, pilot operationalization, and program design, terms, and evaluation.
In spring 2020, we began our partnership with the Student Freedom Initiative, a major new nonprofit fund, led by Robert F. Smith, that will offer income-contingent financing to students at historically Black colleges and universities.