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Rethinking financial aid: Small grants make a big difference in college completion


"Students across the country are walking across the stage this month to accept college diplomas, marking one of the most consequential achievements of their lives. Yet far too many of their peers come agonizingly close to joining them on the podium, only to fall just short of the credits needed to graduate."

Urban Universities for HEALTH - Metrics Toolkit Launch


Video Recording Click for playback and download Speakers Natalie S. Burke, President and CEO, CommonHealth ACTION Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Barbara…

$165,000 Student Success Prize Competition


In an effort to advance innovative ways public universities successfully use student advising systems to strengthen retention and graduation levels, APLU and Urban Serving Universities (USU) will hold a $165,000 pitch competition for its member institutions during the APLU Annual Meeting on November 17, 2015 in Indianapolis. Apply now!

Temple University Drops Testing Requirement


Temple University will no longer require ACT or SAT scores for admission starting in the fall of 2015. Temple received a grant in July from APLU and USU (on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to develop transformational tools such as this for student success. 

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