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A New Experimental Site: Institutional Investment in Student Success

December 3, 2019
By Michael Brickman

Presentation at Session #32 of FSA Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals, Reno NV, U.S. Department of Education, December 2019.

Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) are authorized in Section 487A(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

The HEA gives the Secretary authority to waive, for a “limited number” of institutions, requirements under Title IV. Such initiatives are designed to inform future legislation or regulation. They allow the Department to refine new ideas and test them against real world challenges and highlight promising ideas to help build public support