Forbes Profiles the Rise in Income Share Agreements
Published by: Forbes
Author: Michael Horn
Intrigue with new models of student financial aid that encourage innovation in postsecondary education and align the incentives of institutions with the interests of students is growing.
In particular, Income Share Agreements (ISAs), which collect a set percentage of a student’s future income as opposed to putting a student into debt, is attracting considerable attention.
But ISAs are a nascent vehicle. Although their potential to address the issues of access, risk sharing, program quality, and education innovation are significant, there is considerable uncertainty around them. As a nascent and fast-evolving category, documentation and categorization of the players in this new ecosystem have been hard to come by.