Oct 30 Webinar: Expanding the “Promise”: Implementation Lessons from SHEEO’s Adult Promise Pilot


Most college promise and free tuition programs, which aim to pave a path for an equitable and accessible entry into higher education, have been designed with traditionally-aged students and recent high school graduates in mind. Such programs often neglect the distinct needs of older, adult students. Adult students, who are more likely to juggle school, work, and family, have different social and academic needs.

Join MDRC’s College Promise Success Initiative and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) for a free webinar on October 30, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm (ET), to learn about SHEEO’s Adult Promise Pilot project in Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Washington.

The webinar will take a close look at Indiana’s statewide Adult Promise Program, which is leading the way in strengthening student supports and services for adult students, as well as Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant program, a new financial aid opportunity to help working-age adults gain 21st-century workforce skills.

Whether you run an Adult Promise Program or are thinking about extending eligibility to non-traditionally-aged students in an existing free tuition program, register to learn how these pilot programs are leveraging existing state and institutional efforts to best serve adult students. Presenters will provide lessons learned from implementation as well as resources that states or institutions can use to set up promise programs geared towards adult students. This webinar will be recorded and archived.

Registration for the webinar is free.