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Using Ability to Benefit in Your Program: What is Your Experience?

Hello, Colleagues -

As you know, Ability to Benefit (AtB) is designed to reduce barriers to higher education for learners without a high school credential. It also allows adult and higher education institutions to partner in serving these learners, and better integrate their financial aid systems with WIOA.

Question about Ability to Benefit Alternative Approved Tests

Hello Everyone,

My program is looking at implementing one of the ATB alternative tests ( for English Language Learners and/or High School Completion Students entering community college classes.  Are there other programs utilizing any of the ATB tests and what have been your results? Are the ATB alternative tests a viable option for students?

Administration of the Ability to Benefit Provisions under the Higher Education Act

  • Date: 
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
    Online webinar

The Higher Education Act (HEA) was recently amended to restore the ability to benefit (ATB) provisions, thereby allowing individuals without a high school diploma, or its equivalent, to access Title IV financial aid, if they are enrolled in a recognized career pathway, consistent with WIOA.

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