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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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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
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Student debt and the class of 2009
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Student debt and the class of 2008
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Indiana's Cash for College
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
How youth plan to fund college
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant (Spanish language version)
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals (Spanish language version)
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
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
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
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
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
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
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Cohort default rates in context
The economic value of opportunity youth
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
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
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Operation College Promise
Net tuition and net price trends in the United States: 2000-2009
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
Student debt and the class of 2010
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
College hopes and worries survey
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Tuition and Fees in the West 2011-12
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
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
Adult college completion toolkit
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the west: 2012-2013 Detailed tuition and fees table
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
OEDb Online Education Database
Institutions with approved programs for veterans to receive educational benefits
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
Student debt and the class of 2007
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Trends in student aid 2008
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
NASFAA's cash for college
Trends in student aid 2009
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
The millennium bursary in New Brunswick: Impact on debt and persistence
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Canada's Tuition and Education Tax Credits
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
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
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
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
Health and health-related behaviors: Minnesota postsecondary student veterans
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Yellow Ribbon Program
Project Complete
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
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
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Youth with disabilities in the foster care system: Barriers to success and proposed policy solutions
Education Finance Council
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
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
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
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
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Student loans and public accountability
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Policy indicators for higher education WICHE states
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
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
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
Opening Doors project publications
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Trends in college pricing 2006
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
Catching the Dream
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states
American Indian higher education consortium
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Accounting for state student aid: How state policy and student aid connect
State higher education finance: FY 2003
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
First generation college students: A literature review
Lumina Foundation focus
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
Postsecondary education opportunity
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Public attitudes on higher education
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
The state of college affordability in Indiana
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
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
Beyond the 49th parallel II: The affordability of university education
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
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
36th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid, 2004 - 2005 academic year
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
GI bill: A reality check
Grappling with the access problem
State of college admission 2007
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)
Indiana dollars for scholars
Creating options 2006: Financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
Financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Trends in college pricing 2003
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
High hopes, big debts
Trip to college
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
Financial aid, access, and America's social contract with higher education
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
Trends in student aid 2006
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
College access: From the inside out
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
The art of student retention
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
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
The federal government and the student aid partnership
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Admission possible
National Center for College Costs
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Mission: Possible!
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
12 Ways adult students can pay for college
Guide to colleges for mothers
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Student African American Brotherhood
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
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
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Don't get scammed on your way to college!
How do I pay for college?
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
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
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Finding the right college for you
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
2007 Guide to applying for financial aid and scholarships
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Academic competitiveness grants
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
California Youth Connection
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Trends in college pricing 2007
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Access to success initiative
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
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
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Funding your graduate education: Sources of information
2006-07 Washington state tuition and fee report
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Who graduates in California?
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
The economics of higher education access in Indiana
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
State higher education finance: 2007
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program
Back to College (Back2College)
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Meeting the invention challenge
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
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
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Institutional aid survey
IDAs and financial aid: Understanding the puzzle and sharing best practices
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
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
Does money matter? II
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
Funding university education in Ontario: Ontario University applicant survey report
Canadian college student finances: Third edition (2005)
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Trends in college pricing 2009
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
"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
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Indiana higher education facts
Youth transition funders group
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
USA Funds: Indiana state resources
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Fostering Connections Act: Implementation Checklists for Education Provisions
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Feed the Pig Financial Planning for College
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
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
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
Trends in college pricing 2012
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
College is affordable: A pilot study
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
A record one-in-five households now owe student loan debt
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
2012 Household financial planning survey
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
How America pays for college 2012
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The College Keys Compact: Getting into college: Postsecondary academic undermatch
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
Borrowers on hold: Student loan collection agency complaint systems need massive improvement
California District Report Cards
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
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
Latino college completion in 50 states
Lumina Foundation Focus: Flexing the faculty
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Mobility makers
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
2011 Year in review: Global changes in tuition fee policies and student assistance
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
EFC Formula, 2012-13
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
The breaking through practice guide
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Citizenship now! Information for undocumented students
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
NASSGAP 40th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2008-2009 academic year
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Postsecondary success
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Midwest evaluation of the adult functioning of former foster youth
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Why is college so expensive?
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet
Federal Student Aid: Grant Programs Factsheet (Spanish language version)
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
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West: 2009-10
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
Insuring college failure risk
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
ACE Online Information Center
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Making ends meet: The 2001–2002 student financial survey
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Enrollment management, Inc.: External influences on our practice
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
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
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Transfer and articulation policies
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
The Division III financial aid reporting program: Review results 2005-06 through 2010-11: Executive summary
The undereducated American
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
Pell Institute: TRIO clearinghouse
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Trends in college pricing 2010
Trends in student aid 2010
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
Is college worth it? College presidents, public assess value, quality and mission of higher education
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
41st annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2009-2010 Academic year
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Latino college completion: Texas
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process