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EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY DIVISION OF ASCENDIUM EDUCATION GROUP

Resource Library

Sharing knowledge is at the heart of our mission. Explore Ascendium’s growing library of publications that examine the complex challenges facing postsecondary learners, and how we’re helping our partners address them.

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2019 Ascendium Calculating Price of College
July 2019

Calculating the Price of College: It's Less Than You Might Think

This workshop shows students that with the help of financial aid—federal grants and scholarships—the price of college can be affordable. Recommended for grades: 11, 12
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2019 Ascendium Finding Scholarships
July 2019

Finding Scholarships: Where to Look and How to Win Them

This workshop shows students how to find private scholarships that are a good match for them and provide tips on how they can win them. Recommended for grades: 10, 11, 12
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2019 Ascendium Finding Scholarships
July 2019

Finding Scholarships: Where to Look and How to Win Them

This workshop shows students how to find private scholarships that are a good match for them and provide tips on how they can win them. Recommended for grades: 10, 11, 12
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2019 Ascendium Completing the FAFSA
July 2019

Completing the FAFSA®: How to Unlock Money for College

This workshop walks parents and students through the FAFSA so they know what information is required to successfully complete it. Recommended for grades: 12 and their parents
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2019 Ascendium Completing the FAFSA
July 2019

Completing the FAFSA®: How to Unlock Money for College

This workshop walks parents and students through the FAFSA so they know what information is required to successfully complete it. Recommended for grades: 12 and their parents
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June 2019

The Workforce Playbook

A practical guide to setting a vision and key practices for talent development and economic mobility, balancing the needs of students and employers to advance the overall prosperity of their regions, from the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.
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April 2019

The Finish Line: Graduation by Design

Ascendium committed $1 million to support MDRC's The Finish Line: Graduation by Design project, which explores student behaviors, college policies and institutional practices that prevent students from completing the programs they start.
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April 2019

College Promise Success Initiative

College Promise programs make higher education more accessible by covering tuition, without typically addressing nonfinancial barriers. The MDRC College Promise Success Initiative enables more colleges to supplement their CP programs with student supports.
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January 2019

2018 Education Philanthropy Report: Clearing the Path

Our 2018 report, Clearing the Path, highlights our belief in catalyzing lasting change that reduces barriers that arise throughout a student’s progression from enrollment through program completion to gainful employment.
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January 2019

An Exploration of Student Experiences at Tribal Colleges

This Center for Community College Student Engagement report provides a snapshot of how students experience TCUs, showing gaps in successful completion as well as how continued investments can narrow this gap.
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December 2018

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) in Ohio

A new report funded by Ascendium details the findings of the successful ASAP Ohio demonstration, helping thousands of students graduate at more than twice the rate of their peers.
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WCTS Student Success Center
October 2018

WCTS Student Success Center

Helping the greatest number of students toward successful degree completion requires broad-scale change. Wisconsin Technical College System's Student Success Center is a statewide hub that enables the 16 system colleges to learn from their peer institutions.
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