Impact: Affordability

We are making college more affordable by reducing costs and enhancing “learning productivity” (shortened time-to-completion, fewer repeated classes, and the like).

For those institutions that fully implemented redesigned courses, the average reported savings has been 34%.

Testing the use of free, open source instructional in courses to reduce student textbook costs. Last spring’s MOST pilot saved students in 11 classes more than $130,000.

Continuing the system-wide effort to redesign high-enrollment, entry-level courses. The average reported savings for fully implemented redesigns has been 34%.

Seeking funding for a research and development project aimed at enhancing students’ financial literacy (students’ financial management attitudes and behaviors).

Testing developmental learning opportunities that allow students to acquire needed knowledge/skills but don’t add substantially to college cost or time-to-completion.