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Author(s):Ware, M., and Patel, R.
Title:Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Short Description:In 2008, MDRC launched the national Performance-Based Scholarship (PBS) Demonstration, seeking to evaluate whether performance-based scholarships are effective at improving retention among low-income students — that is, helping them persist in their studies — in different geographical locations with different amounts of monies over different durations.
Annotation:In 2008, MDRC launched the national Performance-Based Scholarship (PBS) Demonstration, seeking to evaluate whether performance-based scholarships are effective at improving retention among low-income students — that is, helping them persist in their studies — in different geographical locations with different amounts of monies over different durations. Performance-based scholarships are paid to students in addition to federal and state aid to further assist them with meeting the costs associated with attending college. These scholarships incorporate three key principles: They are predicated on students meeting basic conditions regarding enrollment and grades in college courses, unlike merit aid, which tends to be tied to high school performance. They are paid directly to students rather than to institutions, in order for students to "feel" the incentive and use the money in any way that will help them succeed academically (for example, to pay for books, supplies, reducing hours at a job, and so forth). They supplement federal Pell Grants and state aid to help meet the needs of low-income students. This brief provides an overview of the program that was implemented in California — one of six such programs in the PBS Demonstration. All six programs are being evaluated using a random assignment experimental design, in which students are randomly assigned either to a program group that receives a scholarship or to a control group that does not receive a scholarship. In the California case, the random assignment process assigned sample members to one of six possible scholarship types, five of which are performance-based and one that has no performance incentive attached to it, or to a control group that did not receive a scholarship from the program. All groups continued to receive other financial aid and scholarships for which they qualified.
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Community Colleges
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
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Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
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Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
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Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
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Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
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How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
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Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
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Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
After the FAFSA: How red tape can prevent eligible students from receiving financial aid
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Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
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Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
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The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
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Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Why access matters: The community college student body
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Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
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The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
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Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
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Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
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Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
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Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
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Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Canadian college student finances: Third edition (2005)
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
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A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
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Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
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The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
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Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
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Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
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The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
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Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
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Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
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Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Debunking the myth
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Common measures for college access and success
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Adult college completion toolkit
Trends in student aid 2012
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
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
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
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Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
The Montgomery GI bill: Less than meets the eye
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Evaluation summary: Montgomery GI bill program, Montgomery GI bill - selected reserve program, survivors' and dependents' educational assistance program
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
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Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
Do grants matter?
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Lumina Foundation focus: Refuse to lose: Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
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
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
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.
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
National Urban League Scholarships
Reflections on college access and persistence
It's not what you tell them, it's what they hear: College access marketing in your community
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Student loans and public accountability
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
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Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
12 Ways adult students can pay for college
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
IDAs and financial aid: Understanding the puzzle and sharing best practices
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
OEDb's Online College Rankings 2009
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
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Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Financial aid in theory and practice
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
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Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Metrics for improving cost accountability
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Research on retention and attrition
Student aid and university persistence - Does debt matter?
Breaking through: Factsheet
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Early intervention program and college partnerships
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
All Kinds of Minds
More student success: A systemic solution
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
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2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Manchester College: Fast forward program
College Board scholarship search
Accelerated developmental education project
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
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Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
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Trends in college pricing 2008
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
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The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
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Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
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The condition of education 2012 (Report)
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
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The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in 2011-12, degrees and other awards conferred: 2010-11, and 12-month enrollment: 2010-11
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
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Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Global Skills for Global Completion
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Community College 2.0
HBCU distance learning 2010
Community college and high school partnerships
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Understanding the working college student
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Latino college completion: Florida
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
College completion toolkit
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
What works in student retention 2010
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
A detection model of college withdrawal
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
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
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
The undereducated American
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Project WIn-Win
Student lending's failing grade
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Adult College Completion Network: Project Warehouse
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
41st annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2009-2010 Academic year
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Gender inequalities in education
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Latino college completion: Texas
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Voluntary Framework of Acountability (VFA) proposed stage one measures
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Who subsidizes whom? An analysis of educational costs and revenues
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Trends in student financing of graduate and first professional education: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Trends in college spending: 1998-2008: Where does the money come from? Where does it go? What does it buy?
Web tables - trends in graduate borrowing: selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2009 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2008-09, and 12-month enrollment 2008-09
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
The rise of college student borrowing
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
What we know about dual enrollment
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
2012 Household financial planning survey
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
National student aid profile: Overview of 2012 federal programs
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
42nd Annual survey report on state sponsored student financial aid
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Cohort default rates in context
Pat Tillman Foundation
Lumina Foundation Focus: Flexing the faculty
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Leveraging data for college completion
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Find the best colleges for you: Focus on information that matters (English and Spanish Versions)
Federal education tax benefits: Who receives them and to what extent do they shape the price of college attendance?
English-Spanish glossary of student financial aid and postsecondary education
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Despite surging endowments, high-ranking universities and colleges show disappointing results in enrolling low-income students
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
NASFAA's cash for college
Student loans: Avoiding deceptive offers
Measuring up 2008
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
The future of middle-skill jobs
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program
Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Access to success initiative
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
College For Every Student
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
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
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Persistence in post-secondary education in Canada: The latest research
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Deciding on postsecondary education
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
An analysis of section 529 college savings and prepaid tuition plans
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
IDA Pays: Examining the potential of education IDAs
Sexual orientation and outcomes in college
IPEDS Data Center
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Nontraditional undergraduates
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Accelerated learning for all
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Federal student financial aid: A national profile of programs in Title IV of the higher education act
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
College Access: Indiana
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
The national articulation and transfer network
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Trends in student aid 2007
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
American Indian higher education consortium
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Building learning communities: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration and Kingsborough community college
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Transfer college quality and student performance
The context of "choice" in college pathways
What works for Latino students
Collegiate learning assessement project
Latinos in graduate education
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Just for the kids
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Trends in student aid 2003
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
USA Funds
National college access network
One step from the finish line: Higher college graduation rates are within our reach
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Indiana dollars for scholars
No merit in these scholarships
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Public attitudes on higher education
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Annotated bibliography: Perspectives in postsecondary education programs and student support interventions
Publications by Sean-Michael Green
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Trends in college pricing 2006
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Addressing the needs of under-prepared students in higher education: Does college remediation work
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Merit aid and college access
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)
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Taxing matters
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
The student debt crisis
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Cracking the credit hour
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Adolescence: Are parents relevant to students' high school achievement and postsecondary attainment
Documenting the shift to merit
Student financing of undergraduate education 2003-04, with a special analysis of the net price of attendance and federal education tax benefits
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Lumina Foundation focus
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
Reclaiming the American dream
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
En route to the baccalaureate: Community college student outcomes
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
Admission possible
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Six years later
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for 2003-04 by type of institution
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Foster care independence act of 1999 and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Foster youth: Funding for college
Financial aid: A shared agenda to achieve access and success for under-served students
Trends in student aid 2005
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
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
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Costs, prices, and affordability
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Financial aid letter.com
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Articulation, alignment, and the challenge of college-readiness
Better outcomes for low-income youth and adults: Lessons from MetLife foundation awards
Latinos in undergraduate education
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states
Failing grades? American families and their college savings efforts
Homeschooled adults: Are they ready for college
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Parents are too optimistic about scholarships
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
What every student should know about federal aid
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Percent receiving federal financial aid and average amount per recipient
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Higher education accountability for student learning
Retooling career and technical education
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Learning about the role of college student in dual enrollment participation
The family: America's smallest school
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
UA Adult Focus
How much debt is too much? Definting benchmarks for manageable student debt
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Digest of Education Statistics
Student African American Brotherhood
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Returning to our roots: Student access
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Finding the right college for you
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
39th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10 (Spanish language version)
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
The academics athletics trade-off: Universities and intercollegiate athletics
The public realities of private student loans
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
2010-2011 FAFSA on the web worksheet
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Core commitments of participating (Achieving the Dream) colleges
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Student Financial Survey: Baseline Results (2001)
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Women and college savings: A survey on parental attitudes and practices
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
The price of knowledge 2004: Access and student finance in Canada
Making ends meet: The 2001–2002 student financial survey
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
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
The 2003 Ontario College Applicant Survey
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Federal Aid First
Consider college now! A handbook for students in middle school and junior high school
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarships for Hispanics
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Economic mobility project
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
Academic competitiveness grants
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
The Sallie Mae Fund
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Diverse issues in higher education
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
38th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2006-2007 Academic year
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Student success courses in the community college: An exploratory study of student perspectives
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, not fiction: Setting the record straight
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
FAFSA tips and resources for foster and unaccompanied youth without stable housing
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Flexible learning options for adult students
Schools, skills, and synapses
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Indiana by the numbers
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10
Gateway to College
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Career clusters: Forecasting demand for high school through college jobs 2008-2018
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Higher education: Use of new data could help improve oversight of distance education
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Three policies to reduce time to degree
The global gender gap index: 2011
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
Snapshot report: Mobility
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Improving the odds for failing schools
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
MPI updates national and state level estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries
Is college affordable? In search of a meaningful definition
How America pays for college 2012
The student loan default trap: Why borrowers default and what can be done
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Private student loans
Trends in college spending, 1999-2009
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
California District Report Cards
Tuition and Fees in the West 2011-12
High debt, low information: A survey of student loan borrowers
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Student debt 101
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
How youth plan to fund college
College Savings Foundation
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
Financial incentives for institutions and individuals: Survey findings from the Midwest and the Nation
Leadership to enhance college access and success
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
Tuition-setting authority and deregulation at state colleges and universities
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online
The new net price calculator for college website
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Student poll: Many college-bound students report difficulty affording a college education
Student progression through developmental sequences in community colleges
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Web tables - trends in undergraduate stafford loan borrowing: 1989-90 to 2007-08
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Grantmakers for Education
Improving public education: A guide for donors to make a difference
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
How America saves for college: 2010
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Why is college so expensive?
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Trends in college pricing 2010
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Piling it on: The growth of proprietary school loans and the consequences for students
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
A report of GAO undercover testing on for-profit colleges: GAO bias evident in report to HELP committee
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Closing the gap between high school and college
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Accelerating the academic achievement of students referred to developmental education
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
College Affordability and Transparency Center
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
Critical choices: How colleges can help students and families make better decisions about private loans
College Savings Foundation: 2011 Survey of parents
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
The price of poverty in big time college sport
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
Supporting first-generation college students through classroom-based practices
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
College is affordable: A pilot study
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
Trends in college pricing 2012
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011; financial statistics, fiscal year 2011; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2003-2008 : First look (preliminary data)
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Report of the re-entry policy council: Charting the safe and successful return of prisoners to the community
You can go! Educator resources
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
The Division III financial aid reporting program: Review results 2005-06 through 2010-11: Executive summary
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Analysis of preliminary FY2009 2-year cohort default rates
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Adult College Completion Network
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
What new faculty need to know about assessment
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment: Providing evidence of student learning: A transparency framework
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
A contexualized reading-writing intervention for community college students
NASSGAP 40th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2008-2009 academic year
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
International Education Financial Aid: International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search
The College Completion Agenda
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
GetMeToCollege.org (How to prepare, pay for, and succeed in college for first-generation college students)
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Trends in eLearning: Tracking the impact of eLearning at community colleges
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
College Resources for Parents
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
False fronts? Behind higher education's voluntary accountability systems
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
The connection between health and high school dropout
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
Latino college completion in 50 states
College hopes and worries survey
2011 Year in review: Global changes in tuition fee policies and student assistance
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Survey of state tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities: 2010-11
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Growing proportion of children in poverty means more education challenges
Borrowers on hold: Student loan collection agency complaint systems need massive improvement
2012 SREB Annual Report
Employees in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011 and student financial aid, academic year 2010-11 - first look
The College Keys Compact: Getting into college: Postsecondary academic undermatch
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
Repository of resources for undocumented students
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
2012 Education appropriations guide
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Adolescent literacy
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
The expansion of private loans in postsecondary education
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
Teaching and learning in large classes at Ontario Universities
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
Searchable English-Spanish glossary
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. Careers for the Future Scholarship 2009-2010
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Institutions with approved programs for veterans to receive educational benefits
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
OEDb Online Education Database
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
USA Funds Unlock the Future
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Federal Aid First (Spanish Version)
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet (Spanish Version)
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Community colleges under stress
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
I-STEM Resource Network
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
SEG Scholarship Program
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Student persistence in college: More than counting caps and gowns
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Committing to student engagement: Reflections on CCSSE's first five years: 2007 findings
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Parent primer on career exploration
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Indiana's guide to paying for college
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
The education success program
McNair scholar handbook
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Education Finance Council
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Windows on achievement and inequality
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
The Millennium Foundation Bursary in Manitoba: Exploring Its impact
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
Recognizing excellence? Canada’s merit scholarships
Canadians’ attitudes towards financing postsecondary education: Who should pay and how?
A matter of degrees: Tomorrow's fastest growing jobs, and why community college graduates will get them
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Ten Things you need to know about financial support for post-secondary students in Canada
Lowering student debt: Explaining the decline in the debt of university students in Manitoba
Ohio State University Department of Mathematics Early Mathematics Placement Testing
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet (Spanish language version)
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant (Spanish language version)
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
Paying for college: Distinguishing between cost and price
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Time to Completion Web Site
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Targeting of student aid programs according to financial need
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Helping foster youth and wards of the court complete the FAFSA
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
Official cohort default rates for schools
Educational Policy Improvement Center
How America saves for college 2009: Sallie Mae's national study of students and parents
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
The work-based learning self assessment tool
The critical role of financial aid for first-time/full-time students enrolling at rural-serving community colleges
Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Yellow Ribbon Program
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Public institution and university system financial conditions survey
How do I pay for college?
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Tips for finding a college match: Characteristics your child should consider
Guia de programas federales de ayuda estudiantil 2007-2008 (The guide to federal student aid)
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Tour of the male student mind in American higher education
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
College: Making It Happen
Developing your vision while attending college
Fund Your Future: Counselors' Guide
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
National Council of La Raza
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Project on student debt: State by state data
Postsecondary education tuition and required fees in Indiana: 2007-09
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
School Redesign Network
The Breakthrough High School project
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Colorado Reports
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
Consolidation loans: Redesign options and considerations
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Student loan forgiveness programs
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Schools to watch
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Homeschoolers on to college: What research shows us
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
A few strings attached: State retention programs
Exploring relationships between student engagement and student outcomes in community colleges: Report on validation research
Bridging the gap between high school and college
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Lumina Foundation lessons: Places - and faces - that foster student success
Low income student scholarships
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics
Looking for student aid
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Yes, you can: A guide to establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
College learning for the new global century
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Adult education participation in 2004-05
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Higher education act: Reauthorization status and issues
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Access and persistence: Findings from 10 years of longitudinal research on students
Work first, study second: Adult undergraduates who combine employment and postsecondary enrollment
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Learning in the fast lane: Adult learners’ persistence and success in accelerated college programs
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
The first year experience: Are we making it any better
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The role of student loans in college access
Trends in college pricing 2003
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
NCHEMS information center
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Lumina Foundation for Education
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
First generation students in postsecondary education: A look at their college transcripts
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
Data sources for improving college access and success
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
College completion: Additional efforts could help education with its completion goals
Student financing of undergraduate education: 1999-2000
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
State higher education finance: FY 2003
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Changes in patterns of prices and financial aid
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Engagement in assessment: A toolkit for faculty and administrators invovled in student assessment
Grappling with the access problem
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
National association of state approving agencies
Cashing in on the GI bill
GI blues
An assessment of recent proposals to improve the Montgomery GI bill
Detailed information on the Montgomery GI bill - veterans education benefits assessment
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid volume II
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
College access: From the inside out
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Examining college remediation trends in Indiana
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Community College Research Center
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Gender gap grows
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Effective college transition planning for students with learning disabilities: What does the research tell us?
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Access and persistence: Spring 2006
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
College Compass
Scholarship Help
Federal financial aid
College Goal Sunday
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
Equal justice works: Loan repayment assistance programs for public interest lawyers
Education and correctional populations
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
The impact of information and student aid on persistence: A review of research and discussion of experiments
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
College Abacus
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
The role of tuition, financial aid policies, and student outcomes on average student debt
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
College 101 courses for applied learning and student success
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
An examination of the information technology job market
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning