Senior Policy Analyst
The College Board
Ann S. Coles
College Access Programs
College Access and Success
University of California,
Council for Opportunity in Education
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Business Dev.
Center for Responsible Lending
Senior Knowledge Mgmt & Program Officer
Lumina Foundation for Education
Welcome to IDA-PAYS: Postsecondary Access for Your Success!
The Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA) at the University of Southern California received funding from Lumina Foundation for Education to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities and challenges of postsecondary institutions working with nonprofits to offer IDAs (matched savings account) to low-income students.
This website is a comprehensive guide to help those interested in IDAs—education practitioners, IDA practitioners, researchers, and policy analysts. Please stay and browse through this website to gain a better understanding of the project, education IDAs, and other related topics.
See About the Project for a background of IDAs, an overview of our research (interviews, case studies, and focus groups), and funding.
For IDA and education practitioners interested in education IDAs, find out more under the Resources link. Here we have posted our resources on education IDAs, program design, applying for a grant, and financial and asset-specific education.
For researchers and policymakers check out the Publications link to view the final report , financial aid paper, and other papers we have written for this research project. We have also collected key publications on education IDAs from other organizations
To email the research team or see our bios visit Contact Us.
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