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Author(s):Casey Family Programs
Title:Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth: A key to higher education access and success: Version 2.0
Organization:Casey Family Programs
Short Description:This guide provides information for anyone who helps youth from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth to secure financial aid for postsecondary education or training programs.
Annotation:This guide provides information for anyone who helps youth from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth to secure financial aid for postsecondary education or training programs. It describes how to respond to new FAFSA questions 55-60 that will determine federal financial aid status for these students. A section on sensitive communications is also included. This guide will be most useful for financial aid professionals, independent living coordinators, guidance counselors, financial aid counselors, social workers and advocates who are helping youth to secure the maximum allowable financial aid.
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College Access
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Foster Youth
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students

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Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 - Education provisions
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
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
USA Funds: Indiana state resources
FAFSA tips and resources for foster and unaccompanied youth without stable housing
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
USA Funds Unlock the Future
OEDb Online Education Database
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Student loans: Avoiding deceptive offers
Trends in college pricing 2008
Trends in student aid 2008
Insuring college failure risk
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Funding university education in Ontario: Ontario University applicant survey report
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
The 2008 amendments to the Higher Education Act: Are we on the right track?
Trends in student aid 2009
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
The public realities of private student loans
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Consolidation loans: Redesign options and considerations
Student loan forgiveness programs
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
What every student should know about federal aid
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Guide for parents in the college admission process
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Young adults with learning disabilities and other special needs
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Education a Tu Alcance (Spanish Version)
Fund Your Future: Counselors' Guide
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Breaking through: Factsheet
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Higher education accountability for student learning
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Student loans and public accountability
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
A college access contract
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
FYI3: National network for foster children and foster youth: Foster Club, USA
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
2006-2007 NASFAA financial aid night and counselor's materials
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Financing higher education
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
State higher education finance: FY 2003
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
National association of state approving agencies
Documenting the shift to merit
GI blues
Project on student debt.org
Indiana family college savings program
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
Mapping your future
Merit aid and college access
The Princeton Review
A road map for learning: Improving educational outcomes in foster care: A strategic guide for success in school
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Center for Student Opportunity
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
National Urban League Scholarships
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Money pals: Foster youth money guide series
Grappling with the access problem
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Federal student aid for counselors
State of college admission 2007
The art of student retention
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
College access: From the inside out
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
Find the best colleges for you: Focus on information that matters (English and Spanish Versions)
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Operation College Promise
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Lumina Foundation Focus: Flexing the faculty
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Survey of state tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities: 2010-11
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
MPI updates national and state level estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
Trends in student aid 2012
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
The student loan default trap: Why borrowers default and what can be done
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
The economic case for higher education
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
How America pays for college 2012
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Financial awareness counseling
Trends in college spending, 1999-2009
2012 Household financial planning survey
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Grandparents investing in grandchildren: The Metlife study on how grandparents share their time, values, and money
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
College is affordable: A pilot study
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
The role of tuition, financial aid policies, and student outcomes on average student debt
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
Repository of resources for undocumented students
ACE Toolkit for veteran friendly institutions
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
2011 Year in review: Global changes in tuition fee policies and student assistance
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
EFC Formula, 2012-13
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
2012 Education appropriations guide
The economic value of opportunity youth
Prison vs. Princeton
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Ramp-up to Readiness
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Five ways education pays initiative
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Trends in college pricing 2011
School counselors literature and landscape review: The state of school counseling in America
Cohort default rates in context
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
National Center for College Costs
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
Casey Life Skills
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
American Indian higher education consortium
Talbot's student planning book
College Board online college planning resources
College Prep 101
College preparation information from Peterson's Education Center
Early college cost estimator
FINAID - Family Contribution Estimator
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
Bridges to Success
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
ACT financial aid need estimator
Lumina Foundation focus
Federal financial aid
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Federal Perkins Loan teacher cancellation
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
National guard GI bill user's guide
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Contending with financial inequality
FinAid! financial aid website
Military money for college: Mainly a fantasy
The Montgomery GI bill: Less than meets the eye
FInAid: Veterans and the FAFSA
Evaluation summary: Montgomery GI bill program, Montgomery GI bill - selected reserve program, survivors' and dependents' educational assistance program
Cashing in on the GI bill
Publications by Sean-Michael Green
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Student aid and postsecondary tax preferences: Limited research exists on the effectiveness of tools to assist students and families through Title IV student aid and tax preferences
Postsecondary education opportunity
Financial aid: A shared agenda to achieve access and success for under-served students
Trends in student aid 2005
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Foster youth: Tips for completing the FAFSA (2008-09)
Foster youth: Funding for college
Indiana dollars for scholars
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
NCHEMS information center
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
No merit in these scholarships
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Trends in student aid 2003
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Higher education act: Reauthorization status and issues
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
Higher education reauthorization: Issues and options
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Parent primer on career exploration
College bound? Don't get hooked by misleading financial aid offers
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
Center for native education
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Trends in student aid 2007
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
National Council of La Raza
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Access to success initiative
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
Creating options 2007: Financial aid for individuals with disabilities
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
College planning resource directory
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
How much debt is too much? Definting benchmarks for manageable student debt
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Guia de programas federales de ayuda estudiantil 2007-2008 (The guide to federal student aid)
Hendricks College Network
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
College access and tax credits
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Guide to colleges for mothers
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Fund Your Future: Student Financial Aid Workbook
College Planning Resources
Developing your vision while attending college
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
A postsecondary resource guide for students with psychiatric disabilities
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Costs, prices, and affordability
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Emergency financial aid for community college students: Implementation and early lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund programs.
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Bridge program planning guide
Returning to our roots: Student access
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
How do I pay for college?
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Finding the right college for you
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
The critical role of financial aid for first-time/full-time students enrolling at rural-serving community colleges
Loan forgiveness for public service employees
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Trends in college pricing 2009
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Student Financial Survey: Baseline Results (2001)
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
The 2003 Ontario College Applicant Survey
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
ACE Online Information Center
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
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
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Federal Aid First (Spanish Version)
Gateway to College
Frequently asked questions regarding public service loan forgiveness
Loan forgivness for public service employees
Becoming credit-wise: What students (and you!) should know
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
English-Spanish glossary of student financial aid and postsecondary education
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Voice of adult learners united to educate (VALUE)
Back to College (Back2College)
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Montgomery GI bill - active duty
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Official cohort default rates for schools
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
How to support college-bound undocumented students: Advice for parents
Student poll: Many college-bound students report difficulty affording a college education
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Cohort default rate resources
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Piling it on: The growth of proprietary school loans and the consequences for students
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Critical choices: How colleges can help students and families make better decisions about private loans
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Improving community college success
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet (Spanish language version)
Federal Student Aid: Loan Programs Factsheet (Spanish language version)
How Your Financial Aid Administrator Can Help You
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals (Spanish language version)
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
Leadership to enhance college access and success
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
How youth plan to fund college
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
College Resources for Parents
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
GetMeToCollege.org (How to prepare, pay for, and succeed in college for first-generation college students)
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Postsecondary success
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
How America saves for college: 2010
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Why is college so expensive?
Understanding the working college student
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Midwest evaluation of the adult functioning of former foster youth
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Citizenship now! Information for undocumented students
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
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Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
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This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals
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Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant (Spanish language version)
Federal Student Aid: Loan Programs Factsheet
Federal Student Aid at a Glance (Spanish language version)
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Is college worth it? College presidents, public assess value, quality and mission of higher education
Analysis of preliminary FY2009 2-year cohort default rates
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Proposal for standardization of financial aid award letters and net price calculators
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Accomodating student veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder: Tips for campus faculty and staff
Latino college completion: California
College Savings Foundation: 2011 Survey of parents
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Latino college completion: Texas
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How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
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Tuition fees and student financial assistance: 2010 Global year in review
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Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Delinquency: The untold story of student loan borrowing
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Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Federal student aid's oversight and monitoring of guaranty agencies, lenders, and servicers needs improvement
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Issue tables: A profile of military service members and veterans enrolled in postsecondary education in 2007-08
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
FinAid: Student loan advisor - Master's students
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Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Mythbusting: Breaking down confidentiality and decision-making barriers to meet the education needs of children in foster care
Solving the data puzzle: A "how-to" guide on collecting and sharing information to improve educational outcomes for children in out-of-home care
Institutions with approved programs for veterans to receive educational benefits
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Think college? Me? Now?
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans (ISM Loans)
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Youth transition funders group
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Youth transitioning from foster care: Background, federal programs and issues for Congress
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Indiana Troops to Teachers
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Center for Law and Social Policy
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
State higher education finance: 2007
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. Careers for the Future Scholarship 2009-2010
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
YouthBuild USA
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet (Spanish Version)
Admissions in the 21st Century
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Federal Student Aid Data Center
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
2010-2011 FAFSA on the web worksheet
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
The price of knowledge 2004: Access and student finance in Canada
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
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?
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Women and college savings: A survey on parental attitudes and practices
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Ten Things you need to know about financial support for post-secondary students in Canada
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Employer guide to adult education for work: Transforming adult eduction to build a skilled workforce
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An analysis of section 529 college savings and prepaid tuition plans
Healthy Teen Network
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39th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid
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Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Public institution and university system financial conditions survey
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
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Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Health and health-related behaviors: Minnesota postsecondary student veterans
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Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
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Indiana youth group
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Low income student scholarships
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (English version)
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Frequently asked questions about college costs
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FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
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
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
UA Adult Focus
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Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
The College Dream: A Guide for Parents
Repayment glossary
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Scholarship guide
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Student African American Brotherhood
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Financial Literacy for You (FLY)
Truman D. Picard Scholarship
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
The Student Guide for High School Seniors/College Students
McNair scholar handbook
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Youth with disabilities in the foster care system: Barriers to success and proposed policy solutions
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Facts about college access and affordability
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Federal Aid First
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Postsecondary education tuition and required fees in Indiana: 2007-09
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Postsecondary Access and Success
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Accelerated developmental education project
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Academic competitiveness grants
2007 Guide to applying for financial aid and scholarships
Adventures in education: For college students
Foster Family-based Treatment Association
Manchester College: Fast forward program
Pacific Northwest scholarship guide - online
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
College success programs
The role of student loans in college access
Leave no youth behind: The higher education act and disconnected youth
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Student loan forbearance and its relationship to default
It's my life: Postsecondary education and training
The state of college affordability in Indiana
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Financial access: What it is, what it isn't, and how to educate people about it
Creating options 2006: Financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
Pathways to college access and success
College is possible
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Foster youth mentorship training for program managers
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
College Mentors for Kids
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
An assessment of recent proposals to improve the Montgomery GI bill
Detailed information on the Montgomery GI bill - veterans education benefits assessment
Debunking the myth
Education: Solving the GI bill mystery
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
The Education Network college planning site
Scholarship Help
NSLDS student access: National sudent loan data system
Equal justice works: Loan repayment assistance programs for public interest lawyers
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
General financial aid resources
Learn More financial aid information
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
College Compass
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
National Association of Street Schools
Project GRAD
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Sallie Mae financial aid calculators
U Links
Family affiliation scholarships
College Board Calculators
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Fostering positive outcomes: How mentoring can help children and adolescents in foster care
Reflections on college access and persistence
What keeps children in foster care from succeeding in school? Views of early adolescents and the adults in their lives
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Casey family programs
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
The federal government and the student aid partnership
Reclaiming the American dream
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
College Search Database.com
College application week: A toolkit for increasing access to higher education
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
Loan forgiveness for specialized instructional support personnel (including school counselors) frequently asked questions
Think College Indiana!
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
Know before you owe (student loans)
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
High debt, low information: A survey of student loan borrowers
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
U.S. News Veterans Education Resource Guide
Feed the Pig Financial Planning for College
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
The student debt crisis
Student debt and the class of 2011
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
Private student loans
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency