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Author(s):St. John, E
Title:Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Organization:Education Commission of the States
Short Description:Examines trends and research evidence related to inequality in financial access and postsecondary education for low-income students in the U.S.
Annotation:This report examines trends and research evidence related to inequality in financial access, and postsecondary education for low-income students in the U.S. Disparities in financial access across states are examined, and implications for policy in higher education are considered.
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College Access
Educational Equity
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Low-Income Students
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Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
39th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
ACE Online Information Center
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
False fronts? Behind higher education's voluntary accountability systems
Student debt 101
Student debt and the class of 2009
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
Trends in student aid 2009
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Maintenance of effort: An evolving federal-state policy approach to ensuring college affordability
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
National student aid profile: Overview of 2012 federal programs
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Survey of state tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities: 2010-11
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Prison vs. Princeton
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Student debt and the class of 2011
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Education Finance Council
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Insuring college failure risk
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
A few strings attached: State retention programs
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Student loan forgiveness programs
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
College access: From the inside out
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Improving community college success
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
High debt, low information: A survey of student loan borrowers
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Indiana higher education facts
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
State higher education finance: 2007
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
State fiscal crises and cuts in higher education: The implications for access, institutional performance, and strategic reengineering
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
Trends in student aid 2008
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Beyond the 49th parallel II: The affordability of university education
The state of college affordability in Indiana
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
Contending with financial inequality
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
Grappling with the access problem
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Project on student debt: State by state data
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Consolidation loans: Redesign options and considerations
The millennium bursary in New Brunswick: Impact on debt and persistence
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
The price of knowledge 2004: Access and student finance in Canada
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
NASSGAP 40th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2008-2009 academic year
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Indiana's Cash for College
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
College Savings Foundation
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
No merit in these scholarships
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Financial aid in theory and practice
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
The economics of higher education access in Indiana
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
Merit aid and college access
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Federal student financial aid: A national profile of programs in Title IV of the higher education act
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
The debt explosion among college graduates
36th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid, 2004 - 2005 academic year
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Educational needs index
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Financial aid: A shared agenda to achieve access and success for under-served students
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
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
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
College is affordable: A pilot study
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the west: 2012-2013 Detailed tuition and fees table
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
Latino college completion: California
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Critical choices: How colleges can help students and families make better decisions about private loans
Lumina Foundation Focus: Flexing the faculty
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
The economic value of opportunity youth
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
2012 Household financial planning survey
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
The 2003 Ontario College Applicant Survey
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Metrics for improving cost accountability
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
A shared agenda: Action alert for state and federal officials
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
How youth plan to fund college
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
Citizenship now! Information for undocumented students
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2009 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2008-09, and 12-month enrollment 2008-09
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
Web tables - trends in graduate borrowing: selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
HBCU distance learning 2010
How to support college-bound undocumented students: Advice for parents
Financial access: What it is, what it isn't, and how to educate people about it
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
Education watch online
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Indiana dollars for scholars
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
GI bill: A reality check
State of college admission 2007
Unintended consequences of tuition discounting
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Montana P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
College access and tax credits
A scan of our changing environment, 2004 - 2005
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
12 Ways adult students can pay for college
Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10 (Spanish language version)
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
Foster youth: Funding for college
English-Spanish glossary of student financial aid and postsecondary education
Searchable English-Spanish glossary
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet (Spanish Version)
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Value added: The costs and benefits of college preparatory programs in the united states
Latinos in graduate education
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Undocumented immigrant students and access to higher education: An overview of federal and state policy
Higher education act: Reauthorization status and issues
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Trends in college spending, 1999-2009
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
2011 Year in review: Global changes in tuition fee policies and student assistance
The expansion of private loans in postsecondary education
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
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Student debt and the class of 2010
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Adult college completion toolkit
Still denied: How community colleges shortchange students by not offering federal loans
Is college worth it? College presidents, public assess value, quality and mission of higher education
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
The Division III financial aid reporting program: Review results 2005-06 through 2010-11: Executive summary
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Latino college completion: Texas
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Sample state legislation to extend foster care, adoption, and guardianship protections, services, and payments to young adults age 18 and over
Web tables - trends in undergraduate stafford loan borrowing: 1989-90 to 2007-08
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
Making ends meet: The 2001–2002 student financial survey
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Trends in college pricing 2009
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
Canadians’ attitudes towards financing postsecondary education: Who should pay and how?
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Federal financial aid
Meeting the access challenge: Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars program
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Admission possible
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
National association of state approving agencies
The impact of information and student aid on persistence: A review of research and discussion of experiments
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
The role of student loans in college access
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Think college? Me? Now?
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
USA Funds: Indiana state resources
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
The Sallie Mae Fund
Parent primer on career exploration
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Public institution and university system financial conditions survey
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
OEDb Online Education Database
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
Grading student loans
41st annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2009-2010 Academic year
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
You can go! Educator resources
College hopes and worries survey
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
The undereducated American
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
Transfer and articulation policies
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Feed the Pig Financial Planning for College
Delinquency: The untold story of student loan borrowing
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Funding your graduate education: Sources of information
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
How much debt is too much? Definting benchmarks for manageable student debt
Trends in student aid 2007
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
National Urban League Scholarships
Lumina Foundation focus
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Don't get scammed on your way to college!
How do I pay for college?
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
USA Funds
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Cashing in on the GI bill
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West: 2009-10
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Trends in college pricing 2003
Trends in student aid 2003
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Consider college now! A handbook for students in middle school and junior high school
The Student Guide for High School Seniors/College Students
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Project Complete
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Tuition fees and student financial assistance: 2010 Global year in review
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2008 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2007-08, and 12-month enrollment 2007-08
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Center for College Affordability and Productivity
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Condition of education 2008
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
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
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for 2003-04 by type of institution
Federal Education Budget Project
Measuring up 2008
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
The federal government and the student aid partnership
The impact of demographic changes on higher education
Tips for parents with high school teens: Countdown to college
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
The national articulation and transfer network
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study