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Utah System of Higher Education, 2015
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a key ingredient to meet the needs of Utah's economy. Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions offer CTE programs in all regions of the state, working closely with local business and industry leaders to develop and deliver programs specifically tailored to local workforce development needs. This…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Dual Enrollment, Education Work Relationship, School Business Relationship
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Williams, David S., II – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2014
An increased amount of energy and effort has been focused on higher education and degree attainment in the United States. President Obama has recently tied the Pell grants into the discussion as a central point in his proposed system of higher education accountability. However, the influence of the Pell grant on degree production has not been…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Grants, Accountability
Oregon University System, 2014
This compendium of narrative and statistical information is an overview of the Oregon University System (OUS) and is the last Fact Book published under the auspices of the Oregon University System. The introduction includes a mission statement, a listing of OUS campuses and centers, a roster of the members of the State Board of Higher Education,…
Descriptors: State Universities, State Boards of Education, College Administration, Administrative Organization
Staklis, Sandra; Klein, Steve – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2014
The "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006" ("Perkins IV") sets a minimum allocation requirement that secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) subgrantees must achieve to receive federal financing. An eligible recipient with an allocation below the funding threshold may obtain a…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Resource Allocation, Federal Aid, Federal Regulation
Foster, Laura Rasmussen; Klein, Steve; Elliott, Barbara – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2014
The "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006" ("Perkins IV" or "Act") authorizes federal funding for career and technical education (CTE) and specifies a formula for distributing those funds. Allocations at the secondary level are based on the number of youths ages 5-17 who reside within a local…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, State Aid
Juszkiewicz, Jolanta – American Association of Community Colleges, 2014
The federal government plays an indispensable role in helping community college students pay for their education. It is hard to imagine today's community college campuses without needs-based federal student aid, such as the Pell Grant program and subsidized loans. There are, however, significant differences between community college students and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid
McKibben, Bryce; La Rocque, Matthew; Cochrane, Debbie – Association of Community College Trustees, 2014
Student loan default, defined as federal loan borrowers' failure to make any payments for at least 270 days, is an issue of increasing importance to community colleges and their students. This report takes a unique look at student loan default at nine community colleges across the nation, and how those colleges are working to help students avoid…
Descriptors: Loan Default, Loan Repayment, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Institute for College Access & Success, 2014
This one-page document presents The Institute for College Access & Success' (TICAS') recommendations for ways to improve the targeting of higher education tax benefits. The TICAS white paper, "Aligning the Means and the Ends: How to Improve Federal Student Aid and Increase College Access and Success," recommends almost entirely…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Investment, Higher Education, Taxes
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, 2014
This White Paper presents the work of the Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform, a partnership funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the second phase of its Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) initiative. Consortium partners are the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success at CLASP, the Education Trust, New…
Descriptors: Finance Reform, Taxes, Higher Education, Paying for College
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2014
For more than a decade, college prices have been rising consistently and have continued to rise at a gradual pace after the Stafford loan limit increases were enacted in 2008 and 2009. However, it is difficult to determine if a direct relationship exists between increases in college prices and the Stafford loan limit increases because of the…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2014
Federal student aid comes from the federal government--specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It is money that helps a student pay for higher education expenses (i.e., college, career school, or graduate school expenses). Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Expenditures, Federal Government, Tuition
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Kelchen, Robert – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2014
Students with a zero expected family contribution (EFC) are those with the greatest financial need and least ability to pay for college and now make up more than one in three American undergraduate students. Yet little is known about the year-to-year financial aid volatility of these students, or whether it varies by how the zero EFC was…
Descriptors: Financial Needs, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Undergraduate Students
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Hearn, James C.; Rosinger, Kelly Ochs – Review of Higher Education, 2014
Relatively few students in selective colleges come from disadvantaged backgrounds, so the rewards of attending such schools go mainly to those already advantaged from birth. There is substantial variation in those colleges' socioeconomic composition, however. Some selective private institutions proportionately enroll five times as many lower-SES…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Student Diversity, Educational Policy, Longitudinal Studies
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Pelco, Lynn E.; Ball, Christopher T.; Lockeman, Kelly S. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The effect of service-learning courses on student growth was compared for 321 first-generation and 782 non-first-generation undergraduate students at a large urban university. Student growth encompassed both academic and professional skill development. The majority of students reported significant academic and professional development after…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Student Development, First Generation College Students, College Students
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Fuller, Matthew B. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2014
Colleges, universities, and the communities they serve have always been concerned about students' abilities to pay and the systems of aid to support students' learning. This article reviews the history of aiding student in higher education. Early student- and institutionally-led programs are discussed along with initial philanthropic and…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Educational History, Private Financial Support
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