Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher education is a lasting symbol of mobility and opportunity in America. Yet the costs can create short- and long-term challenges for millions of Americans pursuing academic goals. Collaboration between academic institutions and financial services providers is key for developing high-quality solutions that can help more students attain academic and financial success. Explore our free library of research, tools, and innovations for colleges and universities seeking to improve financial health for students, now and in the future.

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Driving College Success

Higher education can provide remarkable access and opportunity to Americans, but financial challenges often prevent students from reaching their full academic potential. Read about how educational institutions can help more students achieve academic success and financial health.


Supporting the Financial Lives of America’s Young People

Principal® Foundation research shows that In the United States, 54% of young people between the ages of 18 and 30 report they have hit financial rock bottom – a situation made worse by pandemic-related job losses and college closures. This report shares new potential solutions from the Principal Foundation YouthCan Initiative Innovation Challenge, which supports organizations working to tackle the financial issues facing young people today.

Edquity Case Study: Supporting Students with Innovative Emergency Aid

Each year, millions of college students struggle to stay in school not because of academic difficulties, but because of financial challenges. The Financial Health Network is dedicated to furthering solutions to help improve student financial health and increase academic success. In this case study, we explore how Edquity – an innovative student support app – is working to reduce the number of students who dropout of college because of a financial emergency of $500 or less.

Financial Health and Higher Education: The Power of Assessing Student Financial Health

There is increasing awareness among community colleges and universities regarding the link between student financial health and academic success. In 2018, working closely with a cohort of innovative colleges and universities, Financial Health Network developed a new, holistic framework for not only understanding, but also assessing and measuring student financial health.

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Financial Health Solutions for Higher Education

Having worked closely with innovative community colleges, state universities, and city colleges, the Financial Health Network is well-positioned to support efforts in measuring and improving student financial health. Whether through our Factors for Assessing Student Financial Health framework, or through high-quality product design and delivery of interventions like emergency aid, the Financial Health Network is committed to improving student financial health.

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Financial Health Solutions for Higher Education