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Author(s):Lkhamsuren, M., Dromina-Voloc, N., and Kimmie, R
Title:Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Organization:Institute for Higher Education Policy
Short Description:This issue brief uses a multicountry perspective spanning four countries—the United States, Mongolia, South Africa, and Ukraine—to highlight a number of strategies and challenges related to the creation and implementation of suitable higher education finance polices.
Annotation:The existence of high-quality, accessible, and affordable institutions is a key indicator of a nation’s progress, and developed and developing countries alike are attempting to respond to the growing demand for higher education. However, this demand comes with a price. The “massification” of higher education can place a strain on the fiscal resources of a country and has forced many countries to refocus their priorities and develop innovative funding strategies to address the demand. This issue brief uses a multicountry perspective spanning four countries—the United States, Mongolia, South Africa, and Ukraine—to highlight a number of strategies and challenges related to the creation and implementation of suitable higher education finance polices. It draws attention to the financial imperatives that affect higher education in the four countries and provides an overview of current policies, contextual influences, identified weaknesses, and proposed recommendations.
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College Access
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
International Perspectives
Low-Income Students
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Orphan Foundation of America
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Developing your vision while attending college
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
College Access: Indiana
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Student loans and public accountability
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
School Redesign Network
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
The Breakthrough High School project
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Education a Tu Alcance (Spanish Version)
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Postsecondary Access and Success
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Policy indicators for higher education WICHE states
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
The debt explosion among college graduates
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Student loan forgiveness programs
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
State of college admission 2007
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Our impoverished view of education reform
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Merit aid and college access
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Contending with financial inequality
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
The investment payoff: A 50 state analysis of the public and private benefits of higher education.
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
State higher education finance: FY 2003
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Economic state of young America
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Condition of education 2008
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Trends in college pricing 2008
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. Careers for the Future Scholarship 2009-2010
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Education Finance Council
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Early intervention program and college partnerships
McNair scholar handbook
Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
The future of middle-skill jobs
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
Educational policies for integrating college competencies and workforce needs: Cases from Brazil, Mongolia, Ukraine, and the United States
Privatization in higher education: Cross-country analysis of trends, policies, problems, and solutions
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
The public realities of private student loans
Campaign for High School Equity
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
IDAs and financial aid: Understanding the puzzle and sharing best practices
How much are college students borrowing?
Making high school students into "college material"
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Family factors and student outcomes
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
The Condition of Education 2010
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
How America saves for college: 2010
Why is college so expensive?
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
After the FAFSA: How red tape can prevent eligible students from receiving financial aid
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Paying for college: Distinguishing between cost and price
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Higher education budgets and the global recession
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
The 2008 amendments to the Higher Education Act: Are we on the right track?
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
The millennium bursary in New Brunswick: Impact on debt and persistence
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
The role of tuition, financial aid policies, and student outcomes on average student debt
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Trends in student aid 2012
The student debt crisis
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Is college affordable? In search of a meaningful definition
2012 Household financial planning survey
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
How to support college-bound undocumented students: Advice for parents
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Advocacy in action toolkit
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
Cohort default rates in context
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
The global gender gap index: 2011
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Trends in college pricing 2011
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
The distribution of grants and scholarships by race
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Gender inequalities in education
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Improving the odds for failing schools
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Hearing on non-traditional students
School counselors literature and landscape review: The state of school counseling in America
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
HBCU distance learning 2010
The rise of college student borrowing
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Scholarships for students regardless of immigration status: 2009-2010
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Analysis of preliminary FY2009 2-year cohort default rates
The role of mentoring in college access and success
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Trends in student aid 2010
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
Boosting postsecondary education performance
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Trends in college spending, 1999-2009
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Why access matters: The community college student body
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Survey of state tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities: 2010-11
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Private student loans
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
Student debt and the class of 2011
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Canadians’ attitudes towards financing postsecondary education: Who should pay and how?
The 2003 Ontario College Applicant Survey
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Canadian college student finances: Third edition (2005)
Student aid and university persistence - Does debt matter?
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Student Financial Survey: Baseline Results (2001)
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Does money matter?
Canadian college student finances
Lowering student debt: Explaining the decline in the debt of university students in Manitoba
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Trends in college pricing 2009
Trends in student aid 2009
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Chasing the same dream, climbing different ladders: Economic mobility in the United States and Canada
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Insuring college failure risk
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Rising by Degrees
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Latinos and financial aid: Applying and receiving 2007-2008
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Pay scale: Which colleges are worth your investment (college cost comparison tool)
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Citizenship now! Information for undocumented students
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Maintenance of effort: An evolving federal-state policy approach to ensuring college affordability
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Complete College America
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
The American Freshman: National norms for Fall 2009
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Financial aid in theory and practice
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Deciding on postsecondary education
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
The effects of transitions on access to higher education
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Diversity and affirmative action in higher education
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
The case for more attention to financial assistance for adult learners in Indiana who will need to seek Bachelor's degree completion at a distance
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
USA Funds: Indiana state resources
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Project Complete
Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
Truman D. Picard Scholarship
Law, Education, Social Services Scholarships
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Facts about college access and affordability
Middle-class schools for all
Low-income students and college success: More than money
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Trends in student aid 2008
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Gateway to College
State higher education finance: 2007
English-Spanish glossary of student financial aid and postsecondary education
College access and success state data
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
African American achievement in America
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
2006-2007 NASFAA financial aid night and counselor's materials
Lumina Foundation for Education
Postsecondary education opportunity
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
No merit in these scholarships
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
Accounting for state student aid: How state policy and student aid connect
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Collision course: Rising college costs threaten America’s future and require shared solutions
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Project on student debt.org
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Gender gap grows
Foundation for excellent schools
Early financial aid commitment: Response to Indiana's education roundtable
The broader societal benefits of higher education
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
The impact of demographic changes on higher education
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Admission possible
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
The federal government and the student aid partnership
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Education and the economy: An indicators report
Reflections on college access and persistence
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Latinos in graduate education
Latinos in undergraduate education
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Low income student scholarships
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics
Immigration debate resources
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Frequently asked questions
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Frequently asked questions about college costs
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
No way out: Student loans, financial distress, and the need for policy reform
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
What every student should know about federal aid
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
A new way on school integration
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Access to success initiative
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The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
A college access contract
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
National Council of La Raza
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Center for native education
Community college fast facts
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Opening Doors project publications
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Digest of Education Statistics
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
A scan of our changing environment, 2004 - 2005
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
National and state data
Higher education accountability for student learning
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
2006-07 Washington state tuition and fee report
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Indiana State Profile
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Parent primer on career exploration
A Better Chance.org
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
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Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Top 50 Colleges for African Americans
Best Business Schools
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Manchester College: Fast forward program
The future of public education in New Orleans
The Sallie Mae Fund
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Trends in student aid 2007
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
The national articulation and transfer network
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Consolidation loans: Redesign options and considerations
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Financial aid, access, and America's social contract with higher education
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
It's not what you tell them, it's what they hear: College access marketing in your community
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Setting a public agenda for higher education in the states: Lessons learned from the national collaborative for higher education policy
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Federal student financial aid: A national profile of programs in Title IV of the higher education act
College access and tax credits
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
Effective multicultural curriculum transformation in "advanced" mathematics and "hard" sciences
How diversity affects teaching and learning
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Student African American Brotherhood
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Waiting for Sputnik: Basic research and strategic competition
What works for Latino students
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Center for Student Opportunity
American Indian college fund
Financial aid for Native American students
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Trends in college pricing 2006
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Education watch online
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
GI bill: A reality check
The art of student retention
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
GI blues
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
They can't go home again: Undocumented aliens and access to U.S. higher education
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Solutions for our future.org
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
Lumina Foundation focus
The Navigator
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Education Planner
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
National Urban League: Campaign for African American Achievement
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Minority teacher/special education services scholarship
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Losing ground: A national status report on the affordability of American higher education
Higher education act: Reauthorization status and issues
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Is access to college in jeopardy in the west? Projections of high school graduates to 2012
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
College success programs
The role of student loans in college access
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Student financing of undergraduate education: 1999-2000
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Education Trust, Inc
Financial aid: A shared agenda to achieve access and success for under-served students
Trends in student aid 2005
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Challenges in improving Latino college enrollment: Opportunities for systemic change: Viewpoints from California
USA Funds
National college access network
Indiana dollars for scholars
Latino achievement in America
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Language rights: An integration agenda for immigrant communities
What do we know about the economic benefits of the GED? A synthesis of evidence from recent research
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Searchable English-Spanish glossary
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Student loans: Avoiding deceptive offers
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
"Careers for the future" education program
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Consider college now! A handbook for students in middle school and junior high school
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Hispanic College Fund
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
The economics of higher education access in Indiana
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Scholarships for Hispanics
Grants for Individuals: Minorities
Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students
AMS Scholarships and Fellowships
ALPFA Scholarship Programs
Cherokee Nation Higher Education Scholarship Programs
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Think college? Me? Now?
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Schools, skills, and synapses
Education watch 2009
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
Summer Search
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
Public institution and university system financial conditions survey
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
An analysis of section 529 college savings and prepaid tuition plans
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
The connection between health and high school dropout
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
How youth plan to fund college
College Savings Foundation
Leadership to enhance college access and success
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
False fronts? Behind higher education's voluntary accountability systems
Effectiveness, not seniority: Keeping the best teachers in high-need schools
Six reasons the Keep our Educators Working Act should be amended to require states receiving funds to end seniority-only teacher-layoff policies
College Resources for Parents
College for all?
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
What educators should learn from ER
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Afterschool Alliance
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
The new net price calculator for college website
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF) Scholarship Resources
Affordability of UNCF-member institutions
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Metrics for improving cost accountability
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
The value of value-added data
Student debt and the class of 2008
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Ten Things you need to know about financial support for post-secondary students in Canada
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
Making ends meet: The 2001–2002 student financial survey
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Changes in tuition policy: Natural policy experiments in five countries
Recognizing excellence? Canada’s merit scholarships
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
College is affordable: A pilot study
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Innovation in higher education: Public opinion survey results
Trends in college pricing 2012
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
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One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Latino college completion in 50 states
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National student aid profile: Overview of 2012 federal programs
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
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How America pays for college 2012
Employees in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011 and student financial aid, academic year 2010-11 - first look
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Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
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Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
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The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Delinquency: The untold story of student loan borrowing
Buying college: What consumers need to know
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Trends in student financing of graduate and first professional education: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Portraits: Initial college attendance of low-income young adults
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Improving community college success
Latino college completion: State series
Still denied: How community colleges shortchange students by not offering federal loans
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
The impact of teacher experience
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Student poll: Many college-bound students report difficulty affording a college education
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
GetMeToCollege.org: For undocumented students
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
College planning for undocumented students
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Career clusters: Forecasting demand for high school through college jobs 2008-2018
Federal education tax benefits: Who receives them and to what extent do they shape the price of college attendance?
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
Five ways education pays initiative
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
The false promise of class-size reduction
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America