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Author(s):Blanco, C.D., Jones, D.P., Longanecker, D.A., and Michelau, D.K.
Title:Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Source:http://www.wiche.edu/Policy/Changing_direction/...
Date:2007
Organization:Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Short Description:This monograph provides a systematic discussion of and strategies for aligning state policies in the areas of finance, regulation, accountability, and governance to improve college readiness, access, and success.
Annotation:This monograph, the last of a series from the “Changing Direction: Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financing Policy” project, provides a systematic discussion of and strategies for aligning state policies in the areas of finance, regulation, accountability, and governance to improve college readiness, access, and success.
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Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
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In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
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
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
Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Cal-SOAP
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Measuring up on college-level learning
Education Planner
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
State of college admission 2007
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Involving families in high school and college expectations
36th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid, 2004 - 2005 academic year
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
Taxing matters
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
National football league high school website: Academics
American Indian higher education consortium
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid volume II
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
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
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Costs, prices, and affordability
Collegiate learning assessement project
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
The career pathways how-to guide
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Finding the right college for you
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
Alternatives to the grade point average as measures of academic achievement in college
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
Quality counts 2008
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
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)
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
Education Finance Council
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Mission: Possible!
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Institutional research and the culture of evidence at community colleges
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Project on student debt: State by state data
YMCA
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Project Complete
I-STEM Resource Network
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Student debt and the class of 2007
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
Measuring up 2008
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Think college? Me? Now?
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Trends in student aid 2008
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
39th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
How much are college students borrowing?
Financial aid in theory and practice
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
NASSGAP 40th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2008-2009 academic year
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Trends in college spending: 1998-2008: Where does the money come from? Where does it go? What does it buy?
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Student debt and the class of 2009
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
Transfer and articulation policies
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
College completion toolkit
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Piling it on: The growth of proprietary school loans and the consequences for students
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Tuition fees and student financial assistance: 2010 Global year in review
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Does money matter?
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
Student debt and the class of 2008
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
A shared agenda: Action alert for state and federal officials
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
New strategies in delivering education IDAs: Rethinking program design
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Trends in student aid 2009
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
Is university education in Canada more affordable than in the United States?: A Review of the Argument Presented in The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Does money matter? II
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
False fronts? Behind higher education's voluntary accountability systems
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
Financial education in TRIO programs
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
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)
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
The Condition of Education 2010
Tuition-setting authority and deregulation at state colleges and universities
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Indiana's Cash for College
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Student debt 101
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
42nd Annual survey report on state sponsored student financial aid
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
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
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Why access matters: The community college student body
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Tuition and Fees in the West 2011-12
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Borrowers on hold: Student loan collection agency complaint systems need massive improvement
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Latino college completion: Florida
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Think College Indiana!
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Lining up: The relationship between the common core state standards and five sets of comparison standards
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
Three policies to reduce time to degree
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
The case for change in college admissions
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the west: 2012-2013 Detailed tuition and fees table
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
2012 National survey of school counselors
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Prison vs. Princeton
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Leveraging data for college completion
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Mobility makers
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Student debt and the class of 2010
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
College Savings Foundation: 2011 Survey of parents
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
College Affordability and Transparency Center
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Is college worth it? College presidents, public assess value, quality and mission of higher education
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Research support for school counseling
Trends in student aid 2010
Still denied: How community colleges shortchange students by not offering federal loans
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
State aid to nonpublic schools
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
California District Report Cards
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Grading student loans
Survey of state tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities: 2010-11
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
High debt, low information: A survey of student loan borrowers
Is high school tough enough?
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
State education agency funding and staffing in the education reform era
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
The role of tuition, financial aid policies, and student outcomes on average student debt
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
"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
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
College is affordable: A pilot study
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
Private student loans
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in 2011-12, degrees and other awards conferred: 2010-11, and 12-month enrollment: 2010-11
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
2012 SREB Annual Report
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
The complexity of college and career readiness
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
National student aid profile: Overview of 2012 federal programs
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
YourWordsToday.org
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
High school remediation
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
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
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
The 2003 Ontario College Applicant Survey
Funding university education in Ontario: Ontario University applicant survey report
Canada's Tuition and Education Tax Credits
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
The 2008 amendments to the Higher Education Act: Are we on the right track?
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) -- Annual Report 2007
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Trends in college pricing 2009
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Federal Student Aid Data Center
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West: 2009-10
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
ACE Online Information Center
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
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
Student success in higher education
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
Who subsidizes whom? An analysis of educational costs and revenues
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
HBCU distance learning 2010
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Citizenship now! Information for undocumented students
The College Completion Agenda
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Closing the expectations gap 2009: Fourth annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Institutions with approved programs for veterans to receive educational benefits
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Deciding on postsecondary education
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
IDA Pays: Examining the potential of education IDAs
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
College tools for schools
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
The economics of higher education access in Indiana
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Standardization vs. flexibility: State policy options on placement testing for developmental education in community colleges
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Retooling career and technical education
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
The College Dream: A Guide for Parents
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Break down the bill: What's it going to cost?
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
States' progress toward high school restructuring
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
2006-07 Washington state tuition and fee report
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Academic competitiveness grants
College planning resource directory
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Going2College.org
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Panel presentation: More on affordability
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
College For Every Student
CollegeAnswer.com
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Tips for parents with high school teens: Countdown to college
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
The Sallie Mae Fund
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Adventures in education: For parents
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Differential grading standards among high schools
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
Where the scholarships are: How to develop a scholarship strategy
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
College access and tax credits
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Frequently asked questions
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
Scholarship guide
Frequently asked questions
Don't get scammed on your way to college!
Returning to our roots: Student access
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Just for the kids
College learning for the new global century
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Making accountability work: Community colleges and statewide higher education accountability systems
Campus diversity initiative evaluation project resource kit
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
Federal student aid for counselors
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
Admission possible
Early college high school model: Strategy for high school completion, college access and success
National Center for College Costs
College access: From the inside out
Trends in college pricing 2006
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
Student loan forgiveness programs
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
KnowHow2GO
Schools to watch
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
A few strings attached: State retention programs
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
High hopes, big debts
National college access network
Student financial aid: Need determination could be enhanced through improvements in education's estimate of applicants state tax payments
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Indiana dollars for scholars
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
Primary progress, secondary challenge
National High School Center
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
National inventory of academic pathways
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
Beyond the 49th parallel II: The affordability of university education
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Contending with financial inequality
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Sallie Mae: College answer
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)
Section 529 state college savings programs
Merit aid and college access
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
The Princeton Review
U Links
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
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
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Losing ground: A national status report on the affordability of American higher education
Meeting the access challenge: Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars program
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
Value added: The costs and benefits of college preparatory programs in the united states
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The role of student loans in college access