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Expanding CSAs for Educational Success and Lifelong Asset Building

Washington University

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Graduating High School College & Career Ready
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2015–December 31, 2016
  • Location St. Louis, MO, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides support for Washington University’s research, communications, and policy development work on children’s savings account strategies at the state and national levels. In the short-term, the grantee’s goal is to increase the amounts families save for their children’s education and, in doing so, increase postsecondary education access and completion rates, particularly among low- and moderate-income students. In the long term, the grantee views children’s savings accounts as the initial phase of a broader effort to embed inclusive and lifelong asset-building opportunities into the fabric of domestic social policy in ways that support educational, economic development, and financial security goals.