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Author(s):Educational Policy Institute
Title:Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) -- Annual Report 2007
Organization:Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
Short Description:This document is the project’s annual report for the year 2007. It contains information from the first round of papers written by MESA authors exploring questions of access and persistence using data from a number of existing Statistics Canada surveys.
Annotation:This document is the project’s annual report for the year 2007. It contains information from the first round of papers written by MESA authors exploring questions of access and persistence using data from a number of existing Statistics Canada surveys. It also examines the first year’s worth of data which have emerged from the administrative survey files and the Longitudinal Survey of Low-Income Students. While preparatory work for the random assignment project continued throughout 2007, the project was not begun during the calendar year.
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Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
International Perspectives
Low-Income Students
Need-based Aid

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What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Foster care independence act of 1999 and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Student financial aid: Need determination could be enhanced through improvements in education's estimate of applicants state tax payments
Student financing of graduate and first professional education: 1999-2000
Student aid and postsecondary tax preferences: Limited research exists on the effectiveness of tools to assist students and families through Title IV student aid and tax preferences
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
The impact of demographic changes on higher education
Project on student debt: State by state data
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Community college fast facts
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Low-income students and college success: More than money
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
College access and tax credits
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Opening Doors project publications
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Percent receiving federal financial aid and average amount per recipient
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Too small to help: The plight of financially distressed private student loan borrowers
Deciding on postsecondary education
Targeting of student aid programs according to financial need
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
NASFAA's cash for college
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Federal Aid First
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
New England Journal of Higher Education
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
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
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
State higher education finance: 2007
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
State policy profiles for completion by design
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
Prison vs. Princeton
2012 Education appropriations guide
Transforming education in America
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Analysis of preliminary FY2009 2-year cohort default rates
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Trends in student aid 2010
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
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
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Canadians’ attitudes towards financing postsecondary education: Who should pay and how?
Changes in tuition policy: Natural policy experiments in five countries
Student aid and university persistence - Does debt matter?
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Making high school students into "college material"
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Insuring college failure risk
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
SREB/Go Alliance
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
After the FAFSA: How red tape can prevent eligible students from receiving financial aid
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Trends in college spending: 1998-2008: Where does the money come from? Where does it go? What does it buy?
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion