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Author(s):Reichert, K.
Title:Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:State policymakers and community college leaders are focused on building completion pathways to ensure that more students succeed in postsecondary education and make smooth transitions to careers. Financial aid is both an effective and a necessary policy lever to promote this goal. Not only do many students need financial aid to walk through the college door, but they also need it to stay enrolled consistently through the completion of a certificate, degree, or successful transfer to a four-year institution.
Annotation:State policymakers and community college leaders are focused on building completion pathways to ensure that more students succeed in postsecondary education and make smooth transitions to careers. Financial aid is both an effective and a necessary policy lever to promote this goal. Not only do many students need financial aid to walk through the college door, but they also need it to stay enrolled consistently through the completion of a certificate, degree, or successful transfer to a four-year institution. This report describes how policy leaders and financial aid experts from a number of states are tackling a vexing problem: how financial aid rules and regulations stymie some of the most promising institutional and statewide innovations for serving low-income students who are underprepared for postsecondary education. These leaders, who represent the Achieving the Dream, Developmental Education Initiative, and Completion by Design state policy networks led by Jobs for the Future, are implementing innovative solutions that accelerate student progress toward postsecondary credentials. In doing so, they are encountering challenges posed by federal financial aid policies at multiple points along the pipeline to and through college, and they are actively seeking and experimenting with strategies to overcome those challenges.
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Accountability and Productivity (Postsecondary)
College Access
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Low-Income Students
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A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Financial aid awareness and college attainment
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
The effects of public support on college attainment
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
National Center for Academic Transformation
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Adult college completion toolkit
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
The Condition of Education 2010
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Just for the kids
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Just and efficient college finance
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
Collegiate learning assessement project
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Operation College Promise
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Public institution and university system financial conditions survey
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
The impact of bursaries: Debt and student persistence in post-secondary education
Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) -- Annual Report 2007
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online
Field guide for improving student success
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
How much are college students borrowing?
Making high school students into "college material"
Maintenance of effort: An evolving federal-state policy approach to ensuring college affordability
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2008 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2007-08, and 12-month enrollment 2007-08
Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Why is college so expensive?
Education pays 2010
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Latino college completion: Florida
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Postsecondary Access and Success
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Trends in college pricing 2008
Financial aid: A shared agenda to achieve access and success for under-served students
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Educational needs index
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Metrics for improving cost accountability
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Data sources for improving college access and success
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
Developmental education in community colleges
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
MPI updates national and state level estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries
The role of tuition, financial aid policies, and student outcomes on average student debt
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Cracking the credit hour
Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the west: 2012-2013 Detailed tuition and fees table
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
The case for change in college admissions
Moving the starting line through prior learning assessment
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
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
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
The undereducated American
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
IPEDS Data Center
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
The breaking through practice guide
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
What works for Latino students
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Frequently asked questions about college costs
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Project Complete
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
I-STEM Resource Network
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Orphan Foundation of America
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Center for Law and Social Policy
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Does public funding for higher education matter?
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Colorado Reports
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Financial incentives for institutions and individuals: Survey findings from the Midwest and the Nation
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
New strategies in delivering education IDAs: Rethinking program design
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Transfer and articulation policies
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Leveraging data for college completion
The 'personalization' of higher education: Using technology to enhance the college experience
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
California District Report Cards
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
Borrowers on hold: Student loan collection agency complaint systems need massive improvement
Common measures for college access and success
42nd Annual survey report on state sponsored student financial aid
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Is college affordable? In search of a meaningful definition
How America pays for college 2012
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
HBCU distance learning 2010
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Student success in higher education
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
How youth plan to fund college
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
A shared agenda: Action alert for state and federal officials
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Federal student aid's oversight and monitoring of guaranty agencies, lenders, and servicers needs improvement
Financial aid in theory and practice
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
Accounting for state student aid: How state policy and student aid connect
Digest of Education Statistics
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
Student financial aid: Need determination could be enhanced through improvements in education's estimate of applicants state tax payments
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
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
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
Opening Doors project publications
College Access: Indiana
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
College For Every Student
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Measuring up 2008
ACE Online Information Center
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
State higher education finance: FY 2003
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
NCHEMS information center
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Taxing matters
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
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
Who subsidizes whom? An analysis of educational costs and revenues
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Prison vs. Princeton
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Scaling community college interventions
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
2012 SREB Annual Report
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
How America saves for college: 2010
Deciding on postsecondary education
Trends in student aid 2009
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
Funding university education in Ontario: Ontario University applicant survey report
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Canada's Tuition and Education Tax Credits
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Still denied: How community colleges shortchange students by not offering federal loans
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
College Savings Foundation
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
The Future Ready Project
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Latino college completion: Texas
If only we told our story better...Reenvisioning state-university relations through the lens of public engagement
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
How military veterans are using the post-9/11 GI Bill and adapting to life in college
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Returning to our roots: Student access
State fiscal crises and cuts in higher education: The implications for access, institutional performance, and strategic reengineering
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
One step from the finish line: Higher college graduation rates are within our reach
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
More student success: A systemic solution
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
The false promise of class-size reduction
The Aspen Prize for community college excellence
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Tuition and Fees in the West 2011-12
Repository of resources for undocumented students
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Adoption and adaptation: A framework for institutional reform
Latino college completion in 50 states
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
Student debt and the class of 2011
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
39th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Center on Education and the Workforce
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Student debt 101
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
False fronts? Behind higher education's voluntary accountability systems
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Latino college completion: State series
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
National student aid profile: Overview of 2012 federal programs
College Savings Foundation: 2011 Survey of parents
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Closing the gap between high school and college
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
An examination of the information technology job market
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Trends in student aid 2010
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
State systems of performance accountability for community colleges: Impact and lessons for policymakers
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
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
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid volume II
Engaging students, challenging the odds
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Retooling career and technical education
Despite surging endowments, high-ranking universities and colleges show disappointing results in enrolling low-income students
Condition of education 2008
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Who graduates in California?
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
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)
Merit aid and college access
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Latinos in graduate education
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Higher Education in Michigan: Overcoming Challenges to Expand Access
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
American Indian higher education consortium
National Council of La Raza
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
Tuition-setting authority and deregulation at state colleges and universities
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
The College Completion Agenda
Grantmakers for Education
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
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
SREB State Data Exchange: 2009-10 Indicators report
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
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
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Growing What Works Database
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
College portrait of undergraduate education (search and comparison tool for participating college and universities by state)
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
Everybody ready for college
Community college student survey
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
State responses to the increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
College is affordable: A pilot study
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
The student debt crisis
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Improving the odds for failing schools
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
The role of mentoring in college access and success
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009 (Spanish language version)
IDA Pays: Examining the potential of education IDAs
IDAs and financial aid: Understanding the puzzle and sharing best practices
Does money matter? II
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
A draft degree qualifications profile: A transformational challenge for US higher education
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Trends in college pricing 2006
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Catching the Dream
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Promoting gatekeeper course success among community college students needing remediation: Findings and recommendations from a Virginia study
Summer Search
Youth with disabilities in the foster care system: Barriers to success and proposed policy solutions
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Time to Completion Web Site
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Student debt and the class of 2006
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Funding your graduate education: Sources of information
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
Academic competitiveness grants
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Access to success initiative
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Diverse issues in higher education
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
Lumina Foundation focus
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
USA Funds
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
National Urban League Scholarships
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
Federal School Code List
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Yellow Ribbon Program
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West: 2009-10
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Does money matter?
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
The condition of education 2011
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Changing the conversation about productivity: Strategies for engaging faculty and institutional leaders
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Know before you owe (student loans)
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
41st annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2009-2010 Academic year
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Delinquency: The untold story of student loan borrowing
A detection model of college withdrawal
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
Grading student loans
High debt, low information: A survey of student loan borrowers
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
What new faculty need to know about assessment
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Feed the Pig Financial Planning for College
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
College Search Database.com
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
Federal education tax benefits: Who receives them and to what extent do they shape the price of college attendance?
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Trends in college pricing 2012
Teaching and learning in large classes at Ontario Universities
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Voluntary Framework of Acountability (VFA) proposed stage one measures
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
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Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
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High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
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Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet (Spanish Version)
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10 (Spanish language version)
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
The new net price calculator for college website
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Miles to go: Louisiana
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Federal student financial aid: A national profile of programs in Title IV of the higher education act
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
12 Ways adult students can pay for college
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
No merit in these scholarships
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
A shared agenda: Action alert for higher education leaders
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet
Schools, skills, and synapses
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10
Early intervention program and college partnerships
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
College learning for the new global century
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Breaking through: Factsheet
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Flexible learning options for adult students
Economic mobility project
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
2006-07 Washington state tuition and fee report
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Institutions with approved programs for veterans to receive educational benefits
Federal Student Aid Data Center
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Federal Education Budget Project
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Public attitudes on higher education
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Making accountability work: Community colleges and statewide higher education accountability systems
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
The federal government and the student aid partnership
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Early commitment financial aid programs
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Student financing of undergraduate education 2003-04, with a special analysis of the net price of attendance and federal education tax benefits
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Policy indicators for higher education WICHE states
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2012
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
Higher education: Use of new data could help improve oversight of distance education
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Project WIn-Win
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Gender inequalities in education
The college completion agenda: State capitals campaign 2011
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
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
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
State aid to nonpublic schools
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Survey of state tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities: 2010-11
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Innovation in higher education: Public opinion survey results
Growing proportion of children in poverty means more education challenges
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Common Core implementation workbook
2011 Year in review: Global changes in tuition fee policies and student assistance
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
The millennium bursary in New Brunswick: Impact on debt and persistence
Sample state legislation to extend foster care, adoption, and guardianship protections, services, and payments to young adults age 18 and over
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Education Trust-West
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
NASSGAP 40th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2008-2009 academic year
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
The price of knowledge 2004: Access and student finance in Canada
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
Portraits: Initial college attendance of low-income young adults
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Leadership to enhance college access and success
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Higher education spending and the state fiscal stabilization fund, part 3: State case studies
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
The distribution of grants and scholarships by race
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
College Affordability and Transparency Center
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
The impact of teacher experience
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
5 Education factors in focus
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
The real technology challenge
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Student loans: Avoiding deceptive offers
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Workers need training, not tough talk
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Trends in student aid 2008
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Economic state of young America
State higher education finance: 2007
The future of middle-skill jobs
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Documenting the shift to merit
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Costs, prices, and affordability
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2004; Graduation Rates; 1998 and 2001 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics; Fiscal Year 2004
Federal financial aid
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Project on student debt: State by state data
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
Beyond the 49th parallel II: The affordability of university education
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
The state of college affordability in Indiana
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
The adult learning gap: Why states need to change their policies toward adult learners
Education and the economy: An indicators report
High hopes, big debts
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
TRIO Programs
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Converting data into action: Expanding the boundaries of institutional improvement
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Consolidation loans: Redesign options and considerations
Contending with financial inequality
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
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
Grappling with the access problem
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
OEDb Online Education Database
USA Funds: Indiana state resources
Indiana higher education facts
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
McNair scholar handbook
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Distance learning and adults with disabilities
Facts about college access and affordability
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Loan forgivness for public service employees
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Indiana's guide to paying for college
The Sallie Mae Fund
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Science and engineering indicators 2012
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Presidential perspectives: The 2011 Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university presidents
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
The expansion of private loans in postsecondary education
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Trends in college pricing 2010
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
How Your Financial Aid Administrator Can Help You
The feasibility of streamlining aid for college through the tax system
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Helping foster youth and wards of the court complete the FAFSA
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Web tables - trends in undergraduate stafford loan borrowing: 1989-90 to 2007-08
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Indiana's Cash for College
Shifting trends in special education
The College Keys Compact: Getting into college: Postsecondary academic undermatch
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Student Financial Survey: Baseline Results (2001)
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Improving public education: A guide for donors to make a difference
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
The 2008 amendments to the Higher Education Act: Are we on the right track?
Trends in college pricing 2009
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Smart class-size policies for lean times
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Access to Learning
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Core commitments of participating (Achieving the Dream) colleges
FAFSA tips and resources for foster and unaccompanied youth without stable housing
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Global Skills for Global Completion
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
They rallying call: Bring game changing results to developmental education: The colloquium on state policy support for developmental education innovation
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Student lending's failing grade
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Student debt and the class of 2009
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
EFC Formula, 2012-13
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Pat Tillman Foundation
Tuition fees and student financial assistance: 2010 Global year in review
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
FInAid: Veterans and the FAFSA
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
Losing ground: A national status report on the affordability of American higher education
National college access network
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
College success programs
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Finding the right college for you
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Federal policy and Latinos in higher education
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
Financing higher education
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
Learning in a new key
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
2010-2011 FAFSA on the web worksheet
Student debt and the class of 2008
Higher Education Price Index (HEPI)
Paying for college: Distinguishing between cost and price
The Workforce Alliance
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
How Your Financial Aid Administrator Can Help You (Spanish language version)
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
High school remediation
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
National inventory of academic pathways
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
GI bill: A reality check
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
NSLDS student access: National sudent loan data system
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
36th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid, 2004 - 2005 academic year
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Lumina Foundation focus: Refuse to lose: Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success
Accelerated learning for all
Latinos in undergraduate education
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Education watch online
Higher education act: Reauthorization status and issues
A Culture of Evidence: An Evidence-Centered Approach to Accountability for Student Learning Outcomes
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
The economics of higher education access in Indiana
Fast foward: Find your place - faster
Indiana college success coalition
Meeting the invention challenge
English-Spanish glossary of student financial aid and postsecondary education
State future workforce gap summaries
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
Student debt and the class of 2007
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students
Undocumented immigrant students and access to higher education: An overview of federal and state policy
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Analysis of preliminary FY2009 2-year cohort default rates
College rankings: History, criticism and reform
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
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)
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
Ucan: University and college accountability network (search tool to find private colleges and universities by state)
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
College choices for adults: Transparency by design
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Ramp-up to Readiness
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
Critical choices: How colleges can help students and families make better decisions about private loans
GEAR UP Data: An information center of data, research, and analysis on GEAR UP
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
Data for action 2011
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
Student poll: Many college-bound students report difficulty affording a college education
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
Private student loans
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment: Providing evidence of student learning: A transparency framework
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
College hopes and worries survey
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
What is "career ready"?
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Cohort default rate resources
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate