re look to students’ response and their ability to make their payments as a success indicator.

In San Diego, Hall said he will look at graduates’ income over the repayment period, the number of completions (they estimate 80% of students will do so) and how many people surpass the $40,000 income threshold right away in order to determine if the ISA is paying off.

Utah’s metrics for success include how many students take the ISA, whether it impacts financial aid packaging and if it correlates with more students registering full time and graduating, she said.

“For us, it’s all about this last year or two and how can we help more students graduate in a more timely manner,” McBeth said.