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Belasco, Andrew S.; Rosinger, Kelly O.; Hearn, James C. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
The test-optional movement in the United States emerged largely in response to criticism of standardized admissions tests as inadequate and potentially biased measures of postsecondary promise. Although anecdotal reports suggest that test-optional policies have improved campus diversity, empirical research has not yet confirmed this claim.…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Test Bias, Evaluation Methods, Quasiexperimental Design
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Katsinas, Stephen G. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Established in the 1920s, the Education Policy Center (EPC) is the oldest center or institute at The University of Alabama. Our work centers on four interrelated areas: (a) access and finance of public higher education, (b) college completion, (c) Pell Grants, and (d) rural community colleges. As place-based institutions with service delivery…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Grants
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Radwin, David; Wei, Christina Chang – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
Americans believe in the value of a college education, but worry about its price. Recent surveys show large majorities affirming the importance of postsecondary education, but characterizing it as too expensive and sometimes financially out of reach. This Statistics in Brief describes three measures of the price of undergraduate education in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Costs, Tuition, Student Financial Aid
Wiederspan, Mark – Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2015
The degree to which students are able to make adequate repayments on their student loans and avoid default is of special concern for colleges. If too many former students go into default, the college will face sanctions by the federal government and lose eligibility to provide currently enrolled students federal financial aid, such as the Pell…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment, Loan Default, College Students
Nichols, Andrew Howard – Education Trust, 2015
The analysis in this report examines the national gap and institutional-level gaps in graduation rates between Pell and non-Pell Grant recipients at nearly 1,150 four-year, public and private nonprofit institutions across the nation. The data show the national graduation rate for Pell Grant recipients attending institutions in the sample is…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Graduation Rate, College Students
Creusere, Marlena; Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey; Norman, Patricia – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2015
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 issue of "State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas"…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Students, Paying for College, Population Trends
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Murray, Lauren I.; Plante, Jarrad D.; Cox, Thomas D.; Owens, Tom – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2015
More literature is needed that focuses on the effectiveness of service learning projects in higher education, specifically how individual students are impacted. This study investigates the possible influence of an international service-learning experience on a student's worldview. The International Service-Learning Inventory was used to ask…
Descriptors: Service Learning, World Views, Higher Education, Citizen Participation
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer; Pender, Matea; Bell, D'Wayne – College Board, 2015
As the nation slowly emerges from the Great Recession, the patterns of student aid are returning to the paths they were on before the economy crashed. The federal government, which dramatically stepped up its subsidies to students in 2009-10 and 2010-11, continues to play an expanded role, but not a growing role. Students continue to borrow at…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
Delisle, Jason; Miller, Ben – New America, 2015
The first two years of the Obama administration brought nothing but good news for student financial aid programs. These included increases to grants, tax benefits, and funding for community colleges and minority-serving schools. But in early 2011, President Obama and Congress released the new budget with a request that would achieve large savings…
Descriptors: Grants, Budgets, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2015
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks 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…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Enrollment
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2015
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal and administrative policies at the state and institutional level. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Alexander, F. King; Arceneaux, Ashley – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
Financial aid makes up the bulk of federal higher education spending, but do those dollars make a difference to needy students? A look at Federal Work-Study and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant allocations show that a disproportionate amount of funding goes to private universities with high tuition and low Federal Pell Grant…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Financial Aid
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Hossler, Don; Kwon, Jihye – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
There is a dearth of empirical work that examines the relationships between federal financial aid policy and institutional financial aid priorities and expenditures. This study uses Resource Dependency Theory to explore whether changes the amount of financial aid awarded by colleges and universities during the last fifty years are best explained…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Public Policy, Student Financial Aid, School Policy
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Baum, Sandy – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
The Federal Pell Grant program has made education possible for many Americans. It has also helped establish the norm of public responsibility for widespread access to higher education. This essay reviews the growth of the Pell Grant program over time and its current characteristics. It then details some innovations with the potential to increase…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Grants, Program Effectiveness
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2015
This "National Profile" serves as a helpful resource document on the basics of the federal student financial aid programs that provide funding to millions of students each year. This information is more important than ever, as data from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) show that the number of students applying for federal financial…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants
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