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Title:Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Organization:Pathways to College Network
Short Description:This brief answers the questions: What is the achievement gap and how serious is it? Is college the best option for all students? If not, why prepare all students for college? Can we afford to send everyone to college? What prevents students from going to college? Why do so many students who begin college leave without a degree? How does financial aid impact decisions about college? What is an underserved student? When should students begin preparing for college? And what is meant by a college-going culture?
Annotation:This brief answers the questions: What is the achievement gap and how serious is it? Is college the best option for all students? If not, why prepare all students for college? Can we afford to send everyone to college? What prevents students from going to college? Why do so many students who begin college leave without a degree? How does financial aid impact decisions about college? What is an underserved student? When should students begin preparing for college? And what is meant by a college-going culture?
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College Access
College-going Culture
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness

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Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
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
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
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
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
After the FAFSA: How red tape can prevent eligible students from receiving financial aid
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Citizenship now! Information for undocumented students
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
How to support college-bound undocumented students: Advice for parents
HBCU distance learning 2010
College planning for undocumented students
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) -- Annual Report 2007
Canada's Tuition and Education Tax Credits
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Does money matter? II
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
High school course-taking patterns for English Language Learners: A case study from California
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Financial aid in theory and practice
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
College readiness for all toolbox
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
IDA Pays: Examining the potential of education IDAs
New strategies in delivering education IDAs: Rethinking program design
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
I Need a Pencil.com
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Improving community college success
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
Trends in student aid 2010
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Latino college completion: California
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Hearing on non-traditional students
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Trends in college pricing 2011
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
How America pays for college 2012
The economic case for higher education
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Postsecondary Access and Success
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Starfish Initiative
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Who graduates in California?
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Finding the right college for you
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Student African American Brotherhood
How do I pay for college?
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Addressing the needs of adult learners
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Education a Tu Alcance (Spanish Version)
Mission: Possible!
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Trends in college pricing 2008
Gateway to College
Measuring up 2008
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Condition of education 2008
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
McNair scholar handbook
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
Indiana college access funding organizations
Panel presentation: More on affordability
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
No merit in these scholarships
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Achievement in America
African American achievement in America
Latino achievement in America
School relationships foster success for African American students
Postsecondary education opportunity
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
Bridges to Success
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
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)
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
Merit aid and college access
What research tells us about college access: Assuring the success of all students
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Lumina Foundation focus
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Engaging students, challenging the odds
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Campus diversity initiative evaluation project resource kit
Latinos in graduate education
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Reclaiming the American dream
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Documenting the shift to merit
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
American Indian higher education consortium
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Trip to college
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
National College Access Program Directory
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
American Indian college fund
National football league high school website: Academics
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Financial aid for Native American students
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Grappling with the access problem
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Education: Solving the GI bill mystery
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
The art of student retention
Prep for prep
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Costs, prices, and affordability
Collegiate learning assessement project
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Latinos in undergraduate education
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
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
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
The debt explosion among college graduates
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
American student achievement institute
Contending with financial inequality
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Foundation for excellent schools
Knowledge is power program
Puente Project
Minority student achievement network
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Indiana dollars for scholars
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
NCHEMS information center
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Education Trust, Inc
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
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
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
College success programs
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Scholarships for Hispanics
Grants for Individuals: Minorities
Scholarship Gateway
Scholarships for American Indians
Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
Hispanic College Fund
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Consider college now! A handbook for students in middle school and junior high school
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
I-STEM Resource Network
Radio and Technology News Directors Association (RTNDA) Scholarships
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Diverse issues in higher education
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. Careers for the Future Scholarship 2009-2010
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Community colleges under stress
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
Think college? Me? Now?
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Education watch 2009
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
States' progress toward high school restructuring
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
The College Dream: A Guide for Parents
SoMD CAN Curriculum Guides
Helping Teens Succeed
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Opening Doors project publications
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Developing your vision while attending college
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
Break down the bill: What's it going to cost?
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Scholarship guide
Repayment frequently asked questions
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
12 Ways adult students can pay for college
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Education Finance Council
A Better Chance.org
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
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)
Top 50 Colleges for African Americans
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Community college fast facts
National and state data
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
School Redesign Network
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
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
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
How America pays for college 2011
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
On the road to success
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
What we know about dual enrollment
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Trends in college spending, 1999-2009
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
MPI updates national and state level estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries
Employees in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011 and student financial aid, academic year 2010-11 - first look
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Student debt and the class of 2011
Trends in student aid 2012
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
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Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Loan forgiveness for specialized instructional support personnel (including school counselors) frequently asked questions
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
You can go! Educator resources
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Gender inequalities in education
Latino college completion: Texas
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Who subsidizes whom? An analysis of educational costs and revenues
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Everybody ready for college
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
Trends in student aid 2009
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
Indiana Pathways to College Network (IPCN) Groupsite
How much are college students borrowing?
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
The public realities of private student loans
Campaign for High School Equity
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Does money matter?
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
The impact of bursaries: Debt and student persistence in post-secondary education
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Affordability of UNCF-member institutions
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
A shared agenda: Action alert for outreach program leaders
A shared agenda: Action alert for school superintendents & middle & high school principals
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
Why is college so expensive?
Scholarships for students regardless of immigration status: 2009-2010
GetMeToCollege.org: For undocumented students
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Latinos and financial aid: Applying and receiving 2007-2008
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Center on Education and the Workforce
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Putting students ahead of private banks: Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibily Act (SAFRA) myths-facts
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Student debt 101
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
How youth plan to fund college
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
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