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Sellami, Nadia; Shaked, Shanna; Laski, Frank A.; Eagan, Kevin M.; Sanders, Erin R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Learning assistant (LA) programs have been implemented at a range of institutions, usually as part of a comprehensive curricular transformation accompanied by a pedagogical switch to active learning. While this shift in pedagogy has led to increased student learning gains, the positive effect of LAs has not yet been distinguished from that of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Active Learning, Introductory Courses, Science Instruction
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer; Pender, Matea; Welch, Meredith – College Board, 2017
This report provides a detailed look at the sources and distribution of grants, loans, and other student aid for the most recent academic year and how this funding has changed over time. The federal government provided two-thirds of all student aid in 2016-17, but only one-third of the grant aid. In the context of uncertainty about the timing of…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
Nichols, Andrew H. – Education Trust, 2017
This report looks at graduation rates for Latino students and the completion or graduation rate gap between Latino and White students at four-year colleges and universities across the country. Data come from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The bulk of this analysis focuses on 613 public and nonprofit private nonspecialized…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing held to examine ways in which federal student aid could be improved to better meet the needs of students. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Susan A. Davis, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development; and (2) Honorable Brett Guthrie, Chairman,…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Students, Student Loan Programs
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2017
This publication is intended for college financial aid administrators and counselors who help students begin the aid process--filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), verifying information, and making corrections and other changes to the information reported on the FAFSA. In addition to the active index, the following topics…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Programs, Federal Programs
Roble, Jacob – Institute for Research on Poverty, 2017
"Financial Barriers to College Completion," released in March 2017, was prepared by intern Jacob Roble. The sheet notes major shifts in the labor market that make having college education increasingly important to economic self-sufficiency, and concurrent trends of increasing college costs, decreasing government support for higher…
Descriptors: Poverty, Barriers, Graduation, Student Costs
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2017
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda seeking to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal, and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, it is also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2017
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda seeking to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, higher education…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Public Colleges, Community Colleges, Undergraduate Students
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James, Scott; Swan, Karen; Daston, Cassandra – Online Learning, 2016
Online learning continues to grow at post-secondary institutions across the United States, but many question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This paper engages that issue. It examines recent research on the success of community college students who take online classes and explores similar comparisons using 656,258…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Two Year College Students, School Holding Power
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Schudde, Lauren; Scott-Clayton, Judith – Research in Higher Education, 2016
The Federal Pell Grant Program is the nation's largest need-based grant program. While students' initial eligibility for the Pell is based on financial need, renewal is contingent on meeting minimum academic standards similar to those in models of performance-based scholarships, including a grade point average (GPA) requirement and ratio of…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Grants, Scholarships, Academic Achievement
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Mabel, Zachary A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The returns to higher education have increased dramatically in recent decades with the rise of the global, knowledge-based economy. Research shows that the college earnings premium has increased more than 10 percent over the last fifteen years and that the returns to college are concentrated among completers. Despite these benefits, many students…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Eligibility, Academic Persistence, Graduation
Cahalan, Margaret; Perna, Laura; Yamashita, Mika; Ruiz, Roman; Franklin, Khadish – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2016
The purposes of this publication are: (1) to report the status of higher education equity in the United States and to identify changes over time in measures of equity; and (2) to identify policies and practices that promote and hinder progress; and to illustrate the need for increased support of policies, programs and practices that not only…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Trends
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2016
Growing concern over the complexity of the federal financial aid system and a push toward simplification has led to increased attention toward streamlining the federal student aid programs. Specifically, several proposals and policy papers have recommended consolidating the federal aid programs into one grant program and one loan program, commonly…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Finance Reform, Program Proposals
Fernandez, Chris; Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2016
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) provides critical support to schools, students, and borrowers at every stage of the federal student aid process--from providing information on how to pay for a higher education including financial aid options, to facilitating successful loan repayment after graduation. This 2016 issue of "State…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Higher Education, Population Trends
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Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Kelly, Andrew P. – Education Next, 2016
In this article, "Education Next" talks with Sara Goldrick-Rab and Andrew Kelly. President Obama's proposal for tuition-free community college, seems to have laid down a marker for the Democratic Party. Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is touting his plan for free four-year public college on the primary trail; Massachusetts senator…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Associate Degrees, College Readiness, Academic Achievement
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