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Two students at white boardWhile the CSU has done much to increase student access and degree attainment, particularly among low income students, it cannot be content with maintaining current levels of progress. Closing achievement gaps at every level of the educational pipeline will require each university to accept greater responsibility for setting high expectations for student success. This will require better use of data to diagnose and confront the causes for student failure; it will require more proactive advising; more aggressive outreach to students in academic trouble, and more attention to student financial aid that will help students to cut back on work so as to be able to focus on their education as their primary priority.