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Author(s):Usher, A
Title:Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Short Description:A paper designed to "summarize the literature with respect to grants and their impact on access to education."
Annotation:In this paper, the author seeks to "summarize the literature with respect to grants and their impact on access to education." The paper begins with an overview of grants and some of the literature concerning them. The article then explores the effectiveness of grants and the associated economics of such aid. The author also closely examines the impact of grants for low-income students.
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College Access
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Low-Income Students
Need-based Aid
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Measuring up 2008
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Schools, skills, and synapses
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Making high school students into "college material"
Canada's Tuition and Education Tax Credits
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
Trends in student aid 2009
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
The millennium bursary in New Brunswick: Impact on debt and persistence
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Federal student aid's oversight and monitoring of guaranty agencies, lenders, and servicers needs improvement
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
After the FAFSA: How red tape can prevent eligible students from receiving financial aid
Center on Education and the Workforce
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Does money matter? II
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
ACE Online Information Center
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Documenting the shift to merit
Cashing in on the GI bill
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)
Taxing matters
Grappling with the access problem
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
Postsecondary education opportunity
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
No merit in these scholarships
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Strategic directions in Indiana education
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Low-income students and college success: More than money
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
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)
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
School Redesign Network
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Manchester College: Fast forward program
College Board scholarship search
Academic competitiveness grants
The real technology challenge
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Economic mobility of black and white families
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Educational opportunity for all?
Digest of Education Statistics
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
College Access: Indiana
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
Costs, prices, and affordability
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
NCHEMS information center
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Trends in student aid 2005
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
Public attitudes on higher education
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
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
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
Education and the economy: An indicators report
Reflections on college access and persistence
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
The art of student retention
GI bill: A reality check
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
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
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Evaluation summary: Montgomery GI bill program, Montgomery GI bill - selected reserve program, survivors' and dependents' educational assistance program
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet (Spanish language version)
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
How youth plan to fund college
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Community College 2.0
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
The feasibility of streamlining aid for college through the tax system
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
IDA Pays: Examining the potential of education IDAs
IDAs and financial aid: Understanding the puzzle and sharing best practices
Are student employment and academic success linked?
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
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
The impact of bursaries: Debt and student persistence in post-secondary education
Funding university education in Ontario: Ontario University applicant survey report
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
How much are college students borrowing?
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Despite surging endowments, high-ranking universities and colleges show disappointing results in enrolling low-income students
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
College access and success state data
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
New England Journal of Higher Education
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Center for Law and Social Policy
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
42nd Annual survey report on state sponsored student financial aid
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2010 and projected 2020
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Common measures for college access and success
Adult college completion toolkit
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
The role of tuition, financial aid policies, and student outcomes on average student debt
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Federal education tax benefits: Who receives them and to what extent do they shape the price of college attendance?
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Hearing on non-traditional students
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
Operation College Promise
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
41st annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2009-2010 Academic year
College Savings Foundation: 2011 Survey of parents
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
The degree qualifications profile
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Still denied: How community colleges shortchange students by not offering federal loans
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Latino college completion: State series
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Gender inequalities in education
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
The role of mentoring in college access and success
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
A sound investment: The community college dividend
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
Tuition fees and student financial assistance: 2010 Global year in review
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Everybody ready for college
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Developmental education in community colleges
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
2012 Education appropriations guide
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
Hard times: College majors, unemployment and earnings: Not all college degrees are created equal
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
The student debt crisis
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Borrowers on hold: Student loan collection agency complaint systems need massive improvement
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
What we know about dual enrollment
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in 2011-12, degrees and other awards conferred: 2010-11, and 12-month enrollment: 2010-11
Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
"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
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
2012 Household financial planning survey
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
What do we know about the economic benefits of the GED? A synthesis of evidence from recent research
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Fast foward: Find your place - faster
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Think college? Me? Now?
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
State future workforce gap summaries
Trends in college pricing 2008
NASFAA's cash for college
Flexible learning options for adult students
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet (Spanish Version)
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Young workers: A lost decade
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
39th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
The public realities of private student loans
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Deciding on postsecondary education
Targeting of student aid programs according to financial need
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
The rise of college student borrowing
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Pay scale: Which colleges are worth your investment (college cost comparison tool)
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
The breaking through practice guide
The workplace realities
College for all?
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
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
Financial education in TRIO programs
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Chasing the same dream, climbing different ladders: Economic mobility in the United States and Canada
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Metrics for improving cost accountability
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Does money matter?
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Women and college savings: A survey on parental attitudes and practices
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Paying for college: Distinguishing between cost and price
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant (Spanish language version)
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)
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Leadership to enhance college access and success
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
Debunking the myth
Military money for college: Mainly a fantasy
Admission possible
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
The state of college affordability in Indiana
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
National Urban League Scholarships
It's not what you tell them, it's what they hear: College access marketing in your community
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Financial aid, access, and America's social contract with higher education
American Indian higher education consortium
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
College access: From the inside out
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
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
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Creating options 2006: Financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Trends in student aid 2003
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
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
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
The big payoff: Educational attainment and synthetic estimates of work-life earnings
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Latinos in graduate education
Latinos in undergraduate education
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Engaging students, challenging the odds
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
The debt explosion among college graduates
Student loan forgiveness programs
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Earnings by attainment
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
The state of American manhood
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Early intervention program and college partnerships
McNair scholar handbook
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Consider college now! A handbook for students in middle school and junior high school
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Breaking through: Factsheet
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Education and economic mobility
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Education Finance Council
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
The national articulation and transfer network
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
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
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Education and public safety
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
National Council of La Raza
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Higher education accountability for student learning
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Student loans and public accountability
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Access to success initiative
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Accelerated developmental education project
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Workers need training, not tough talk
Businesses to advocate for two-year colleges
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Parent primer on career exploration
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Federal student financial aid: A national profile of programs in Title IV of the higher education act
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
How much debt is too much? Definting benchmarks for manageable student debt
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
How diversity affects teaching and learning
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
How do I pay for college?
12 Ways adult students can pay for college
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
College of Adult and Professional Studies
Indiana State Profile
Creating options 2007: Financial aid for individuals with disabilities
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
No way out: Student loans, financial distress, and the need for policy reform
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
What every student should know about federal aid
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Collision course: Rising college costs threaten America’s future and require shared solutions
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for 2003-04 by type of institution
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
The role of student loans in college access
The broader societal benefits of higher education
Addressing the needs of under-prepared students in higher education: Does college remediation work
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Foster youth: Tips for completing the FAFSA (2008-09)
Foster youth: Funding for college
Access to the future: Preparing college students with disabilities for careers
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
2006-2007 NASFAA financial aid night and counselor's materials
Indiana dollars for scholars
Lumina Foundation for Education
USA Funds
Accounting for state student aid: How state policy and student aid connect
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
Financing higher education
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Trends in college pricing 2006
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Black male students at public flagship universities in the U.S.: Status, trends, and implications for policy and practice
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
Student financing of undergraduate education 2003-04, with a special analysis of the net price of attendance and federal education tax benefits
Contending with financial inequality
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Does public funding for higher education matter?
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
The Montgomery GI bill: Less than meets the eye
FInAid: Veterans and the FAFSA
Publications by Sean-Michael Green
The impact of information and student aid on persistence: A review of research and discussion of experiments
Project on student debt.org
GI blues
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals (Spanish language version)
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Student debt 101
College Savings Foundation
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Student Financial Survey: Baseline Results (2001)
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
Making ends meet: The 2001–2002 student financial survey
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Maintenance of effort: An evolving federal-state policy approach to ensuring college affordability
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
Student poll: Many college-bound students report difficulty affording a college education
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Why is college so expensive?
Understanding the working college student
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Summer Search
Center for College Affordability and Productivity
The academics athletics trade-off: Universities and intercollegiate athletics
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Yellow Ribbon Program
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
The Millennium Foundation Bursary in Manitoba: Exploring Its impact
Student aid and university persistence - Does debt matter?
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
Canadian college student finances: Third edition (2005)
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Trends in college pricing 2009
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
An analysis of section 529 college savings and prepaid tuition plans
The critical role of financial aid for first-time/full-time students enrolling at rural-serving community colleges
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
The 2008 amendments to the Higher Education Act: Are we on the right track?
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Student loans: Avoiding deceptive offers
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10
Gateway to College
YouthBuild USA
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
USA Funds Unlock the Future
FAFSA tips and resources for foster and unaccompanied youth without stable housing
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
USA Funds: Indiana state resources
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10 (Spanish language version)
Helping foster youth and wards of the court complete the FAFSA
Value of a college education (calculator)
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
English-Spanish glossary of student financial aid and postsecondary education
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
38th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2006-2007 Academic year
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Anderson University: ADVANCE
Huntington College: EXCEL Adult Degree Programs
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
Diverse issues in higher education
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Left out. Forgotten? Recent high school graduates and the Great Recession
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
An examination of the information technology job market
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
College is affordable: A pilot study
MPI updates national and state level estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
The College Keys Compact: Getting into college: Postsecondary academic undermatch
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Grading student loans
2011 Year in review: Global changes in tuition fee policies and student assistance
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
On the road to success
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Latino college completion in 50 states
College hopes and worries survey
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Trends in college pricing 2012
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
EFC Formula, 2012-13
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
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
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Latino college completion: California
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
Five ways education pays initiative
Women Employed
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
A detection model of college withdrawal
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Student success in higher education
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
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Analysis of preliminary FY2009 2-year cohort default rates
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Trends in college pricing 2010
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community