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Author(s):The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)
Title:Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Organization:The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)
Short Description:This report shows that despite federal and state programs and policies intended to help them afford college, surprisingly few California foster youth who apply for student aid receive all the grants they should.
Annotation:In California and nationally, very few former foster youth make it to or through college, and cost is a major obstacle. This report shows that despite federal and state programs and policies intended to help them afford college, surprisingly few California foster youth who apply for student aid receive all the grants they should.
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College Access
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
Foster Youth
Low-Income Students
Need-based Aid
Non-traditional Students
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An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Tuition and Fees in the West 2011-12
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Operation College Promise
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
The state of college affordability in Indiana
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Trends in student aid 2008
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
OEDb Online Education Database
Health and health-related behaviors: Minnesota postsecondary student veterans
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Policy indicators for higher education WICHE states
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Opening Doors project publications
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Student loans and public accountability
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Public attitudes on higher education
State higher education finance: FY 2003
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Student debt and the class of 2009
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Student debt and the class of 2008
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Institutions with approved programs for veterans to receive educational benefits
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Trends in student aid 2009
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
College Savings Foundation: 2011 Survey of parents
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Project Complete
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Yellow Ribbon Program
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
NASFAA's cash for college
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Youth with disabilities in the foster care system: Barriers to success and proposed policy solutions
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Education Finance Council
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Catching the Dream
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Trends in college pricing 2006
Lumina Foundation focus
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
First generation college students: A literature review
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
Information constraints and financial aid policy
College hopes and worries survey
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
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
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals (Spanish language version)
Improving community college success
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Think College Indiana!
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
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)
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant (Spanish language version)
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Is university education in Canada more affordable than in the United States?: A Review of the Argument Presented in The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the west: 2012-2013 Detailed tuition and fees table
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
How youth plan to fund college
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
The economic value of opportunity youth
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Creating options 2007: Financial aid for individuals with disabilities
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Student debt and the class of 2007
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Postsecondary education opportunity
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
American Indian higher education consortium
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
Accounting for state student aid: How state policy and student aid connect
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
12 Ways adult students can pay for college
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
Financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
GI bill: A reality check
State of college admission 2007
Indiana dollars for scholars
36th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid, 2004 - 2005 academic year
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
The economics of higher education access in Indiana
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
Meeting the invention challenge
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
Federal student financial aid: A national profile of programs in Title IV of the higher education act
College access and tax credits
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
California Youth Connection
2007 Guide to applying for financial aid and scholarships
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
How America pays for college 2012
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
College is affordable: A pilot study
Trends in college pricing 2012
2012 Household financial planning survey
Lumina Foundation Focus: Flexing the faculty
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
California District Report Cards
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
Borrowers on hold: Student loan collection agency complaint systems need massive improvement
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
Citizenship now! Information for undocumented students
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet (Spanish language version)
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
Pell Institute: TRIO clearinghouse
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Postsecondary success
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
The undereducated American
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
41st annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2009-2010 Academic year
Mobility makers
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Transfer and articulation policies
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
Does money matter? II
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
The breaking through practice guide
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
The economic case for higher education
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Feed the Pig Financial Planning for College
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Don't get scammed on your way to college!
How do I pay for college?
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Trends in student aid 2006
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
College access: From the inside out
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Trip to college
Trends in college pricing 2003
Academic competitiveness grants
Funding your graduate education: Sources of information
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Trends in college pricing 2007
Access to success initiative
Youth transition funders group
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
"Careers for the future" education program
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Back to College (Back2College)
Fostering Connections Act: Implementation Checklists for Education Provisions
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
IDAs and financial aid: Understanding the puzzle and sharing best practices
Insuring college failure risk
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West: 2009-10
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Institutional aid survey
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Why is college so expensive?
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
EFC Formula, 2012-13
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Trends in student aid 2010
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2008 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2007-08, and 12-month enrollment 2007-08
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Latino college completion in 50 states
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Who graduates in California?
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Mission: Possible!
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
2006-07 Washington state tuition and fee report
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
ACE Online Information Center
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
The art of student retention
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Financial aid, access, and America's social contract with higher education
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
The federal government and the student aid partnership
National Center for College Costs
Creating options 2006: Financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Finding the right college for you
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
FinAid: Income-based repayment
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
USA Funds: Indiana state resources
Indiana higher education facts
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
State higher education finance: 2007
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
Beyond the 49th parallel II: The affordability of university education
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
High hopes, big debts
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Guide to colleges for mothers
Student African American Brotherhood
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)
Grappling with the access problem
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Admission possible
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
2011 Year in review: Global changes in tuition fee policies and student assistance
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
NASSGAP 40th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2008-2009 academic year
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Trends in college pricing 2009
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Making ends meet: The 2001–2002 student financial survey
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Funding university education in Ontario: Ontario University applicant survey report
Canadian college student finances: Third edition (2005)
Midwest evaluation of the adult functioning of former foster youth
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Is college worth it? College presidents, public assess value, quality and mission of higher education
The Division III financial aid reporting program: Review results 2005-06 through 2010-11: Executive summary
Latino college completion: Texas
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
Trends in college pricing 2010
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
The College Keys Compact: Getting into college: Postsecondary academic undermatch
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education