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Projects & Initiatives

College Costs, Tuition & Financial Aid

APLU works to develop new approaches and policy reforms necessary to keep a college degree affordable and reinforce the continued value of the public university experience.

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College Costs, Tuition & Financial Aid
APLU’s Public University Values (#PublicUValues) campaign seeks to help better explain key facts about the value of public universities and to clarify some common misconceptions.
Female student cheering at NIU Commencement
College Costs, Tuition & Financial Aid
APLU and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) developed Project Degree Completion in which nearly 500 public colleges and universities have pledged to collectively award 3.8 million more degrees by 2025.
Missouri University of Science and Technology campus in the spring
Accountability & Transparency
Concerned about the complexities and practicality of the Obama administration’s college ratings plan, APLU developed a proposal that shares the underlying broad goals of improved transparency and accountability, but does not rate or rank institutions.
Female student working with computers in a science lab
Urban Initiatives
The Transformational Planning Grant supports a cohort of seven public urban research universities as they spend a year planning and designing new business models and innovative approaches to increase access, improve success rates and find greater cost efficiencies.

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