Federal Nondiscrimination Law Regarding Diversity: Implications for Higher Education Financial Aid and Scholarship Policies and Programs

Published June 2019
by Art Coleman and Jamie Lewis-Keith

This guide gives undergraduate and professional school enrollment officials practical, actionable information and guidance on the design and implementation of financial aid and scholarship policies that advance diversity goals through consideration of race, ethnicity, and sex. This guide is intended to help enrollment officials chart an effective and sustainable course for overall enrollment planning and is organized in two sections: Section I identifies key framing issues essential in the review, evaluation, and evolution of impactful financial aid and scholarship policy design and practices, with a focus on kinds and sources of aid. Section II provides an overview of strategies and steps that merit consideration among enrollment and institutional leaders at public and private higher education institutions as they seek to achieve diversity goals in legally sustainable ways.