Moving from a Degree-Centric Postsecondary System to an Incremental Credentialing System: What Happens to Learners’ Financing Options?

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Zanville, H., & Travers, N. (2022). Transforming the nation’s degree-centric postsecondary system to an incremental credential system. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning54(5), 4-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/00091383.2022.2101859

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