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Author(s):National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Title:Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Organization:National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Short Description:This brief examines growing concerns about college access for qualified and motivated students in the U.S.
Annotation:This brief examines growing concerns about college access for qualified and motivated students in the U.S. This feeling of being caught in a “squeeze play” between growing importance and declining opportunity is driven, in large part, by the public’s reaction to the escalating price tag for a college education.
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College Access
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
Center for Law and Social Policy
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Economic mobility project
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Facts about college access and affordability
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
SREB Factbook on higher education
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
The public realities of private student loans
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
The case for more attention to financial assistance for adult learners in Indiana who will need to seek Bachelor's degree completion at a distance
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Trends in college pricing 2008
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
American Indian higher education consortium
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
The state of college affordability in Indiana
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Merit aid and college access
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Project on student debt.org
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for 2003-04 by type of institution
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
The impact of demographic changes on higher education
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
The broader societal benefits of higher education
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Losing ground: A national status report on the affordability of American higher education
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
The investment payoff: A 50 state analysis of the public and private benefits of higher education.
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Opening Doors project publications
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Frequently asked questions about college costs
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Educational opportunity for all?
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
National Urban League Scholarships
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Consolidation loans: Redesign options and considerations
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Student loan forgiveness programs
Undergraduate students and credit cards 2004: An analysis of usage rates and trends
No way out: Student loans, financial distress, and the need for policy reform
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Financial aid, access, and America's social contract with higher education
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Waiting for Sputnik: Basic research and strategic competition
Setting a public agenda for higher education in the states: Lessons learned from the national collaborative for higher education policy
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
A college access contract
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Student debt and the class of 2006
Postsecondary Access and Success
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Higher education accountability for student learning
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
College access and tax credits
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Guia de programas federales de ayuda estudiantil 2007-2008 (The guide to federal student aid)
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Is access to college in jeopardy in the west? Projections of high school graduates to 2012
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
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
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
2006-2007 NASFAA financial aid night and counselor's materials
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
Financing higher education
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
State higher education finance: FY 2003
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
GI bill: A reality check
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Admission possible
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
The federal government and the student aid partnership
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Trends in college pricing 2006
English-Spanish glossary of student financial aid and postsecondary education
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
USA Funds: Indiana state resources
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
Financial aid in theory and practice
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Education Finance Council
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Economic mobility of black and white families
Indiana's guide to paying for college
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Parent primer on career exploration
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
College access and success state data
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
State higher education finance: 2007
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Insuring college failure risk
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
The price of knowledge 2004: Access and student finance in Canada
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Student debt and the class of 2008
The millennium bursary in New Brunswick: Impact on debt and persistence
Trends in college pricing 2009
A new kind of student aid: Creating, implementing and assessing the Millennium Access Bursaries
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
The impact of bursaries: Debt and student persistence in post-secondary education
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
Making high school students into "college material"
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
The 2008 amendments to the Higher Education Act: Are we on the right track?
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
Web tables - trends in undergraduate stafford loan borrowing: 1989-90 to 2007-08
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
After the FAFSA: How red tape can prevent eligible students from receiving financial aid
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
SREB/Go Alliance
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
The new net price calculator for college website
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
College for all?
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Maintenance of effort: An evolving federal-state policy approach to ensuring college affordability
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
How youth plan to fund college
College Savings Foundation
The American Freshman: National norms for Fall 2009
College InSight
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Leadership to enhance college access and success
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Federal education tax benefits: Who receives them and to what extent do they shape the price of college attendance?
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Hard times: College majors, unemployment and earnings: Not all college degrees are created equal
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
STEM: Good jobs now and for the future
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
Five ways education pays initiative
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
How to support college-bound undocumented students: Advice for parents
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
Student debt and the class of 2011
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
The student debt crisis
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Innovation in higher education: Public opinion survey results
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
2012 Household financial planning survey
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Survey of state tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities: 2010-11
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
How America pays for college 2011
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Tuition and Fees in the West 2011-12
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
The College Keys Compact: Getting into college: Postsecondary academic undermatch
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Repository of resources for undocumented students
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
How America pays for college 2012
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in 2011-12, degrees and other awards conferred: 2010-11, and 12-month enrollment: 2010-11
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
The student loan default trap: Why borrowers default and what can be done
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
Private student loans
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
How do recent college grads really stack up? Employment and earnings for graduates of the Great Recession
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Trends in college pricing 2012
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)
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Trends in student aid 2010
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Driving innovation: How six states are organizing to improve outcomes in developmental education
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Student poll: Many college-bound students report difficulty affording a college education
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
You can go! Educator resources
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Women Employed
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
The College Match Program
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Hearing on non-traditional students
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Lumina Foundation Focus: Flexing the faculty
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Student debt and the class of 2010
College Search Database.com
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
Putting students ahead of private banks: Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibily Act (SAFRA) myths-facts
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009 (Spanish language version)
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
College Resources for Parents
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
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
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
An analysis of section 529 college savings and prepaid tuition plans
The critical role of financial aid for first-time/full-time students enrolling at rural-serving community colleges
Postsecondary 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
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Educational Policy Improvement Center
How America saves for college 2009: Sallie Mae's national study of students and parents
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
Paying for college: Distinguishing between cost and price
Student Financial Survey: Baseline Results (2001)
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Does money matter?
Canadian college student finances
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
National Center on Education and the Economy
Voice of adult learners united to educate (VALUE)
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
The state of American manhood
Project Complete
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Best Business Schools
The Sallie Mae Fund
Mental health in school and school improvement: Current status, concerns, and new directions
A Better Chance.org
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Consider college now! A handbook for students in middle school and junior high school
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Deciding on postsecondary education
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Education watch 2009
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Searchable English-Spanish glossary
NASFAA's cash for college
Frequently asked questions regarding public service loan forgiveness
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Federal Aid First (Spanish Version)
College access: From the inside out
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Education and the economy: An indicators report
High hopes, big debts
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid volume II
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
National Center for College Costs
Reclaiming the American dream
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
2002 State new economy index
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Publications by Sean-Michael Green
National association of state approving agencies
GI bill education benefits
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Lumina Foundation focus
The Navigator
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Creating options 2006: Financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
Community College Research Center
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
College Board online college planning resources
College preparation information from Peterson's Education Center
Profiles of Indiana and US colleges and universities
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
Contending with financial inequality
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Accounting for state student aid: How state policy and student aid connect
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
Student financing of undergraduate education: 1999-2000
Undocumented immigrant students and access to higher education: An overview of federal and state policy
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
USA Funds
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Investing in America's future
Solutions for our future.org
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
College is possible
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
No merit in these scholarships
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
College Planning Resources
Developing your vision while attending college
Education a Tu Alcance (Spanish Version)
African American students and U.S. high schools
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Digest of Education Statistics
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
A scan of our changing environment, 2004 - 2005
Federal policy and Latinos in higher education
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Federal student financial aid: A national profile of programs in Title IV of the higher education act
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Postsecondary education tuition and required fees in Indiana: 2007-09
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
The national articulation and transfer network
Millennials talk politics: A study of college student political engagement
Trends in student aid 2007
Workers need training, not tough talk
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Manchester College: Fast forward program
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Community college fast facts
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Bridging troubled waters: Competition, cooperation, and the public good in independent and higher education
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Low income student scholarships
Statement of the national summit on competitiveness: Investing in America's future
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Finding the right college for you
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Don't get scammed on your way to college!
How do I pay for college?
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
It's not what you tell them, it's what they hear: College access marketing in your community
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Economic diversity on campus
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Policy indicators for higher education WICHE states
What every student should know about federal aid
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Graduating with debt: The biggest threat to young American's financial well-being?
Cutting interest rates, lowering student loan debt: An analysis of the congressional proposal to cut student loan interest rates in half
Quick facts about student debt
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
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
College learning for the new global century
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
The Indiana workforce: An employer's perspective
National HIRE network: Resources and assistance: Indiana
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
After prison: Roadblocks to reentry: A report on state legal barriers facing people with criminal records
Committee on Education and Labor
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
Black male students at public flagship universities in the U.S.: Status, trends, and implications for policy and practice
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
12 Ways adult students can pay for college
Scholarship guide
Frequently asked questions
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Frequently asked questions
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics
Looking for student aid
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
National defense education and innovation initiative: Meeting America's economic and security challenges in the twenty-first century
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
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
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Rural America at a glance (2003)
Tips for parents with high school teens: Countdown to college
The future of public education in New Orleans
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
National Council of La Raza
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
The Breakthrough High School project
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
School Redesign Network
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
National and state data
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Fund Your Future: Counselors' Guide
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
Fifty years of college choice: Social, political, and institutional influences on the decision-making process
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
A guide to establishing community-based college access centers
Collision course: Rising college costs threaten America’s future and require shared solutions
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
The role of student loans in college access
Trends in college pricing 2003
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Higher education act: Reauthorization status and issues
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Trends in student aid 2005
Indiana dollars for scholars
Investment payoff: The benefits of a higher education in the Midwestern states
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
Where the boys aren't: The drift away from academic achievement is a trend
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Student financing of graduate and first professional education: 1999-2000
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
College Compass
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Student financing of undergraduate education 2003-04, with a special analysis of the net price of attendance and federal education tax benefits
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
NSLDS student access: National sudent loan data system
National guard GI bill user's guide
Statement before the subcommittee on personnel committee on armed services United States senate
Federal financial aid
Learn More financial aid information
Gender gap grows
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
National center for public policy and higher education
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Indiana dollars for scholars (presentation)
College costs estimator service
Early financial aid commitment: Response to Indiana's education roundtable
Education Planner
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
College access: Results from a survey of low-income teens and parents
GI blues
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
The Montgomery GI bill: Less than meets the eye
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
The art of student retention
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
State of college admission 2007
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Kiplinger's 100 best values in public colleges
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Center for Student Opportunity
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet (Spanish Version)
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
Trends in student aid 2008
Schools, skills, and synapses
Loan forgivness for public service employees
Financial aid consultants and scholarship search services fact sheet
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
State future workforce gap summaries
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10 (Spanish language version)
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans (ISM Loans)
One in 31: The long reach of American corrections
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
USA Funds Unlock the Future
Think college? Me? Now?
Indiana higher education facts
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
Public institution and university system financial conditions survey
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Yellow Ribbon Program
Targeting of student aid programs according to financial need
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
The feasibility of streamlining aid for college through the tax system
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
Campaign for High School Equity
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: First report
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
The economics of higher education access in Indiana
What every college access practitioner should know about: Unintended consequences, criminal justice edition
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Federal Aid First
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Education and economic mobility
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
The real technology challenge
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program
Center for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning
McNair scholar handbook
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Early intervention program and college partnerships
The Workforce Alliance
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
Chasing the same dream, climbing different ladders: Economic mobility in the United States and Canada
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant (Spanish language version)
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals (Spanish language version)
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
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
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Pathways to College Network
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Metrics for improving cost accountability
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Women and college savings: A survey on parental attitudes and practices
Making ends meet: The 2001–2002 student financial survey
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Considerations for state colleges and universities in a post-recession America
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Ten Things you need to know about financial support for post-secondary students in Canada
Lowering student debt: Explaining the decline in the debt of university students in Manitoba
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
Canadian college student finances: Third edition (2005)
Preparation for college admissions exams
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Funding and access issues in public higher education: A community college perspective
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Young workers: A lost decade
Loan forgiveness for public service employees
Web tables - trends in graduate borrowing: selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Web tables - profile of undergraduate students: trends from selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
America's private public schools
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
A balance sheet at 30 months: How the great recession has changed life in America
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Tuition-setting authority and deregulation at state colleges and universities
Afterschool Alliance
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Project U-turn
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Findings from the 2009 administration of the Your First College Year (YFCY) national aggregates
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Complete College America
Family factors and student outcomes
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Student debt 101
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
The false promise of class-size reduction
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
41st annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2009-2010 Academic year
Critical choices: How colleges can help students and families make better decisions about private loans
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Student lending's failing grade
The price of poverty in big time college sport
The case for change in college admissions
The distribution of grants and scholarships by race
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
The expansion of private loans in postsecondary education
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
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
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Uncertain recovery: FIndings from the 2010 survey of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Cohort default rate resources
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Piling it on: The growth of proprietary school loans and the consequences for students
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Who subsidizes whom? An analysis of educational costs and revenues
Delinquency: The untold story of student loan borrowing
Trends in student financing of graduate and first professional education: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Still denied: How community colleges shortchange students by not offering federal loans
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Portraits: Initial college attendance of low-income young adults
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the west: 2012-2013 Detailed tuition and fees table
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Feed the Pig Financial Planning for College
Employees in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011 and student financial aid, academic year 2010-11 - first look
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
Left out. Forgotten? Recent high school graduates and the Great Recession
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2010 and projected 2020
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
The nation's report card: Science 2011
42nd Annual survey report on state sponsored student financial aid
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Adolescent literacy
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Grading student loans
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career