Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery Project Reports

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched their Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery Project (RADD) in September 2012, awarding grants totaling $3.6 million to sixteen organizations to provide recommendations for changes to financial aid programs that improve student success, address the needs of today’s students, and consider fiscal constraints. Ultimately, the Foundation’s “goal for RADD is to spark a robust discussion about how financial aid can be used as a lever to increase student success, especially for low-income and middle-income students. For more information, please visit the project page on the Gates Foundation website.

To date, most of the reports have been issued. As a resource for our members, SHEEO is providing PDFs of the sixteen reports:

Alliance for Excellent Education
Repairing a Broken System

America’s Promise Alliance
Report Pending mid-March release

Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities
Federal Student Aid: Access and Completion

Committee for Economic Development
A New Partnership: Reshaping the Federal and State Commitment to Need-Based Aid

The Education Trust
Doing Away with Debt

Excelencia in Education
Using a Latino Lens to Reimagine Aid Design and Delivery

HCM Strategists, Inc.
The American Dream 2.0

Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Redesigning Federal Financial Aid

Institute for Higher Education Policy
Making Sense of the System: Financial Aid Reform for the 21st Century Student

New America Foundation
Rebalancing Resources and Incentives in Federal Student Aid

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Reimagining Financial Aid to Improve Student Access and Outcomes

National College Access Network
Increasing Return on Investment from Federal Student Aid

National Urban League
Pending late-February release

The Institute for College Access and Success
Aligning the Means and the Ends: How to Improve Federal Student Aid and Increase College Access and Success

Young Invincibles
The Student Perspective on Financial Aid Reform


Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation