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The rising cost and decreasing financial support of postsecondary programs have had the chilling effect of limiting access and, as a result, decreasing enrollment and completion rates. We must tackle the cost of college through collective resource sharing and efficiencies to reduce student loan debt and maximize investments.


How can we:

  • Create a new business model through shared assets, infrastructure, and services.
  • Design flexible pathways to reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a credential.
  • Advocate for state reinvestment in public higher education systems.
  • Cement systems as central to the federal education and workforce agenda.

Here are some of the ways NASH members are meeting the challenges of the Investment Imperative: