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.
The Career Pathways Checklist
states that it is intended to be used by: Financial aid counselors and administrators responsible for administering the AtB provisions of the Higher Education Act (HEA), that allow a student who does not have a high school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) to be eligible for Title IV, HEA student assistance through one of the AtB alternatives if the student is enrolled in an “eligible career pathway program” that aligns to the statutory requirements in WIOA.
Have you used AtB with low-skilled adults in your program? What have been your successes and/or challenges?
Career Pathways Moderator