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Rosinger, Kelly Ochs; Belasco, Andrew S.; Hearn, James C. – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In response to goals of expanding access as well as public pressure to leverage substantial endowment resources toward increasing affordability, numerous elite colleges have enacted policies aimed at improving access and affordability by replacing student loans with grants in financial aid packages. No-loan policies, however, differ in the extent…
Descriptors: Middle Class, College Students, Private Colleges, Student Financial Aid
Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
This updated TICAS (The Institute for College Access & Success) analysis finds that low-income students and families actually pay less to attend each of the nine University of California (UC) campuses than they would at Cal State (CSU) or California Community Colleges (CCC) in the same region.
Descriptors: Paying for College, Costs, Low Income Students, Undergraduate Students
Hegji, Alexandra – Congressional Research Service, 2019
The recent closure of multiple large, proprietary (or private, for-profit) institutions of higher education (IHEs) has brought into focus the extent to which a postsecondary student's education may be disrupted by a school closure. However, even in instances of a small IHE's closure, student concerns remain the same. Concerns include the…
Descriptors: School Closing, Colleges, College Students, Student Loan Programs
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Although the nature of higher education and the students we serve have drastically changed since the passage of the 1965 Higher Education Act, little has changed regarding the award and disbursement of financial aid. In 1965, the typical college student was likely between 18 and 21 years old, living on campus, and a full-time student. In contrast,…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2019. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty and Staff; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; (8) Private Career Schools; and (9)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
Katz, Anne; Loewenberg, Aaron – New America, 2019
Early childhood educators have a unique opportunity to foster the development of cognitive, behavioral, and social skills. But the work is not easy. Effective educators need both a deep understanding of child development and mastery of a complex set of skills to meet the learning needs of young children. Accordingly, there is a growing demand…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Early Childhood Education, Bachelors Degrees, Early Childhood Teachers
North Dakota University System, 2019
College affordability is a significant factor in student access, retention and completion. Tuition and fee rates are a major component of affordability, as is the availability of financial aid programs from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Strategically designed approaches to college affordability can better assist families in…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs, Student Costs
Kim, Anne – Progressive Policy Institute, 2019
As many as 4.4 million U.S. jobs are going unfilled due to shortages of workers with the right skills. Many of these opportunities are in so-called "middle-skill" occupations, such as IT or advanced manufacturing, where workers need some sort of post-secondary credential but not a four-year degree. Expanding access to high-quality career…
Descriptors: Labor Needs, Career Education, Federal Aid, Eligibility
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McElreath, David H.; Doss, Daniel Adrian; Jensen, Carl; Mallory, Stephen; Wigginton, Michael; Lyons, Terry; Williamson, Lorri C.; McElreath, Leisa S. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2018
This article describes how, generally, the majority of inmates will recidivate again within five years of being released from incarceration. Recidivism represents cyclical criminality that affects all American communities. Despite substantial expenditures toward the warehousing of inmates within the corrections system, less emphasisis directed…
Descriptors: Recidivism, Institutionalized Persons, Vocational Education, Higher Education
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Hlinka, Karen R.; Gericke, Kevin L.; Akin, S. Renea; Stephenson, Lisa G. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2018
In 2010, McCracken County, Kentucky implemented the Community Scholarship Program (CSP) to provide graduates of high schools in the county an opportunity to receive a tuition-free community college education. Quantitative data was collected throughout the various stages of student progress through the program. As the first cohort of CSP students…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Tuition
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Herzog, Serge – Research in Higher Education, 2018
Using data from two freshmen cohorts at a public research university (N = 3730), this study examines the relationship between loan aid and second-year enrollment persistence. Applying a counterfactual analytical framework that relies on propensity score (PS) weighting and matching to address selection bias associated with treatment status, the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Academic Persistence, Student Loan Programs, College Freshmen
Assalone, Amanda; Preston, DeShawn; McElroy, Breanna – Southern Education Foundation, 2018
According to the Department of Education (Federal Student Aid Handbook, 2016), the cost of attendance is an estimate of a student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment. Cost of attendance is not only as important to consider as tuition and fees (which are only one component of cost of attendance), but it serves as the cornerstone of…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, Paying for College, Student Attitudes
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LeMaistre, Tiffany; Shi, Qingmin; Thanki, Sandip – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study investigated the relationship between use of online library resources and student success at a small, teaching-focused, baccalaureate college. Researchers also measured whether library users were representative of the student population. Use of online library resources was a significant predictor of semester grade point average (GPA),…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Library Services, Users (Information), Electronic Libraries
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Darolia, Rajeev; Harper, Casandra – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
A prominent concern is that college students are harming their long-term economic prospects by making student loan decisions without full information about the implications of their choices. We designed an experiment to examine students' responses to a debt letter, an increasingly popular strategy to provide easily accessible information about…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial), Decision Making
Taliaferro, Wayne – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2018
Many good jobs have "middle skill" requirements that can be met through post-high school, non-degree training. This often takes the form of short-term education and training programs that lead to an industry-recognized credential. The best designed short-term programs are embedded in a longer-term career pathway program, enabling…
Descriptors: Career Education, Job Training, Credentials, Employment Qualifications
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