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ERIC Number: ED502929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Access & Persistence. Summer 2008
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
This issue of "Access & Persistence" describes the roundtable discussion, "Ensuring Access to College Amid Economic Uncertainty," held on June 13, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. The purpose of the discussion was to gather information from a variety of perspectives within the higher education community on effects of the credit crisis and general economic conditions on student financial assistance. The first session examined the severity, scope, and duration of the current economic problems, while the second session discussed steps that higher education must take to ensure access and success for low- and moderate-income students during this period of economic downturn. Other items in this issue of "Access & Persistence" include: (1) HEA ["Higher Education Opportunity Act"] Reauthorization: The Committee's New Charges; (2) ACSFA [Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance] Stepping Stones; (3) Member Profile: Allison Jones; and (4) ACSFA Announcements.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. 80 F Street NW Suite 413, Washington, DC 20202-7582. Tel: 202-219-2099; Fax: 202-219-3032; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965