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Author(s):Elliott, W.
Title:Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Organization:New America Foundation
Short Description:“Creating a Financial Stake in College” is a four-part series of reports that focuses on the relationship between children’s savings and improving college success.
Annotation:“Creating a Financial Stake in College” is a four-part series of reports that focuses on the relationship between children’s savings and improving college success. This series examines: (1) why policymakers should care about savings, (2) the relationship between inequality and bank account ownership, (3) the connections between savings and college attendance, and (4) recommendations to refine children’s savings account proposals. This series of reports presents evidence from a set of empirical studies conducted by Elliott and colleagues on children’s savings research, with an emphasis on low-income children, relevant to large-scale policy proposals. One such proposal, The ASPIRE Act, would encourage savings by opening an account for every newborn child, seeding the account with an initial deposit and progressively matching contributions, and designating accumulated resources to support post-secondary education or other targeted uses such as homeownership or retirement. Collectively, these reports build on the compelling observation that children with savings in their name are given a stake in their future. As such, they are more inclined to take control over their educational experience and feel more empowered to attend college and persist through graduation.
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Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Low-Income Students
Saving for College

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Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
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
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
National Urban League Scholarships
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
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
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Enhancing student success in education: Summary report of the NPEC Initiative and National Symposium on Postsecondary Student Success
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Opening Doors project publications
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Addressing the needs of adult learners
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
A college access contract
Student debt and the class of 2006
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
College access and tax credits
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Trends in student aid 2012
College is affordable: A pilot study
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
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
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Improving community college success
Trends in student aid 2010
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Who subsidizes whom? An analysis of educational costs and revenues
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
HBCU distance learning 2010
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
Ensuring success for returning veterans
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Cohort default rate resources
Trends in college spending: 1998-2008: Where does the money come from? Where does it go? What does it buy?
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
How America saves for college: 2010
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Lumina Foundation Focus: Flexing the faculty
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
The economic value of opportunity youth
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
College Savings Foundation: 2011 Survey of parents
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
How America pays for college 2012
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
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Repository of resources for undocumented students
Trends in college spending, 1999-2009
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
Private student loans
2012 Household financial planning survey
The College Keys Compact: Getting into college: Postsecondary academic undermatch
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Borrowers on hold: Student loan collection agency complaint systems need massive improvement
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Student lending's failing grade
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Student debt and the class of 2010
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Prison vs. Princeton
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
Leveraging data for college completion
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
How to support college-bound undocumented students: Advice for parents
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
Trends in college pricing 2010
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Delinquency: The untold story of student loan borrowing
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
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)
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
Scaling community college interventions
Critical choices: How colleges can help students and families make better decisions about private loans
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Student debt and the class of 2011
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
Trends in college pricing 2012
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in 2011-12, degrees and other awards conferred: 2010-11, and 12-month enrollment: 2010-11
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Postsecondary education tuition and required fees in Indiana: 2007-09
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Institutional research and the culture of evidence at community colleges
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Trends in student aid 2007
The family: America's smallest school
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
The national articulation and transfer network
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Low income student scholarships
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
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
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Nontraditional undergraduates
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Finding the right college for you
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
College access: From the inside out
Trends in college pricing 2006
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
High hopes, big debts
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
Catching the Dream
Cutting interest rates, lowering student loan debt: An analysis of the congressional proposal to cut student loan interest rates in half
Graduating with debt: The biggest threat to young American's financial well-being?
Alliance Bernstein College Savings Crunch
Parents are too optimistic about scholarships
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Failing grades? American families and their college savings efforts
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Student loan forgiveness programs
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
The debt explosion among college graduates
Undergraduate students and credit cards 2004: An analysis of usage rates and trends
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Collegiate learning assessement project
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
Taxing matters
The state of college affordability in Indiana
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
Merit aid and college access
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
Changes in patterns of prices and financial aid
Admission possible
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Documenting the shift to merit
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
USA Funds
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
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
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
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
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
Trends in college pricing 2003
Trends in student aid 2003
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Meeting the access challenge: Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars program
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Accounting for state student aid: How state policy and student aid connect
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
No merit in these scholarships
Do and should financial aid packages affect students' college choices?
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Public attitudes on higher education
Student financial aid: Need determination could be enhanced through improvements in education's estimate of applicants state tax payments
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Community College 2.0
Maintenance of effort: An evolving federal-state policy approach to ensuring college affordability
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
The Condition of Education 2010
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
False fronts? Behind higher education's voluntary accountability systems
Complete College America
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
How youth plan to fund college
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Canadian college student finances: Third edition (2005)
Is university education in Canada more affordable than in the United States?: A Review of the Argument Presented in The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Changes in tuition policy: Natural policy experiments in five countries
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Student debt and the class of 2008
Does money matter? II
The price of knowledge 2004: Access and student finance in Canada
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
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
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Trends in college pricing 2009
The critical role of financial aid for first-time/full-time students enrolling at rural-serving community colleges
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Federal Aid First
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Parent primer on career exploration
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Consider college now! A handbook for students in middle school and junior high school
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
State higher education finance: 2007
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Strategic directions in Indiana education
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
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?
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
The public realities of private student loans
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Too small to help: The plight of financially distressed private student loan borrowers
Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Financial aid in theory and practice
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Public institution and university system financial conditions survey
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges