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Author(s):Berger, J., and Motte, A
Title:Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Organization:Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
Short Description:this paper examines recent research results on barriers to post-secondary participation and observe that, in addition to financial issues, factors like academic ability, parental influence and poor information play a role in shaping the educational pathways that young adults follow.
Annotation:While many of Canada’s youth are participating in higher education, there remain significant enrollment gaps based on socio-economic status. The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation’s Joseph Berger and Anne Motte examine recent research results on barriers to post-secondary participation and observe that, in addition to financial issues, factors like academic ability, parental influence and poor information play a role in shaping the educational pathways that young adults follow. They argue that there is no silver bullet to improve equitable access to post-secondary education, and that non-participation in post-secondary education is explained by interacting obstacles. To be successful, educational access policies ought to be integrated into a life-course perspective.
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College Access
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
International Perspectives
Low-Income Students

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Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. Careers for the Future Scholarship 2009-2010
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
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
Changes in tuition policy: Natural policy experiments in five countries
The Millennium Foundation Bursary in Manitoba: Exploring Its impact
Persistence in post-secondary education in Canada: The latest research
Trends in college pricing 2009
BC AVID: Early implementation report
In pursuit of post-secondary education: Whether and when to go on
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
Survey of Canadian career college students: Phase II -- In-school student survey
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
The undereducated American
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Analysis of preliminary FY2009 2-year cohort default rates
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
Trends in student aid 2010
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
College Savings Foundation
Maintenance of effort: An evolving federal-state policy approach to ensuring college affordability
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
Why is college so expensive?
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
How America saves for college: 2010
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
The rise of college student borrowing
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
Lumina Foundation focus
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
The impact of demographic changes on higher education
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
GI bill: A reality check
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Admission possible
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Contending with financial inequality
Postsecondary education opportunity
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
State higher education finance: FY 2003
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Opening Doors project publications
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
College access and tax credits
A scan of our changing environment, 2004 - 2005
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Education Finance Council
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Facts about college access and affordability
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
The Sallie Mae Fund
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Student debt and the class of 2006
Trends in student aid 2007
Access to success initiative
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Higher education accountability for student learning
College is affordable: A pilot study
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Student debt and the class of 2011
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Repository of resources for undocumented students
How America pays for college 2012
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Hearing on non-traditional students
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Cohort default rates in context
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges