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Author(s):Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
Title:Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Short Description:Focuses on how financial barriers created by rising college prices and insufficient need-based financial aid undercut bachelor’s degree attainment in the United States.
Annotation:This report follows up on two previous reports, Access Denied and Empty Promises, by focusing on how financial barriers created by rising college prices and insufficient need-based financial aid undercut bachelor’s degree attainment in the United States.
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College Access
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives

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Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Driving innovation: How six states are organizing to improve outcomes in developmental education
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
The economic value of opportunity youth
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Analysis of preliminary FY2009 2-year cohort default rates
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
Financial education in TRIO programs
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant (Spanish language version)
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
National and state data
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
GI bill: A reality check
State of college admission 2007
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Indiana dollars for scholars (presentation)
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
2012 Household financial planning survey
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Insuring college failure risk
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
An analysis of section 529 college savings and prepaid tuition plans
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
Does money matter?
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
The student debt crisis
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Information constraints and financial aid policy
College hopes and worries survey
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
NASFAA's cash for college
Frequently asked questions regarding public service loan forgiveness
Education Finance Council
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Don't get scammed on your way to college!
How do I pay for college?
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Student debt and the class of 2006
Trends in student aid 2007
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Catching the Dream
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
Trends in college pricing 2006
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families