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Ifill, Nicole; Velez, Erin Dunlop – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This report is based on data from four iterations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a large, nationally representative sample survey of students that focuses on how they finance their education. NPSAS includes data on federal Pell Grant awards, which are need-based grants awarded to low-income students, primarily…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Eligibility
Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.; Fuller, Kadeem – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
This brief focuses on prison education and the role of community colleges in fostering access to postsecondary education for individuals who are incarcerated. The history of American prison education is a study in the central tension between punishment and rehabilitation. Various local and state prisons have provided education programs through…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Postsecondary Education
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Owen, Robert S. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
This manuscript reviews issues that differentiate traditional academic cheating from course misconduct that is motivated by a desire to defraud financial aid services in the U.S. Past research on college student cheating has assumed that cheaters are driven by an incentive to obtain undeserved grades in college in order to ultimately obtain a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cheating, Student Financial Aid, Online Courses
Cannon, Ben; Joyalle, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
In 2015, the Oregon Legislature took a bold and highly visible step toward this goal by enacting the Oregon Promise Program (ORP), which was framed as providing "tuition-free" community college to qualified recent high school graduates. The effort garnered national headlines, putting Oregon in league with just a handful of other states…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Federal State Relationship, Tuition
Doyle, William R.; Pingel, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2016
In this brief, the authors review some of the main goals of state student financial aid programs and provide a few examples of how these programs are organized. They also describe how state programs vary in terms of who benefits. They then discuss various possible designs for joint federal-state policymaking in this area and study their impact.…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, State Aid, Federal Aid, State Federal Aid
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer; Pender, Matea; Welch, Meredith – College Board, 2016
Data on student aid for 2015-16 confirm that the dramatic increases in aid awarded in 2009-10 and 2010-11 were products of extreme economic circumstances, not harbingers of long-run changes in financing for postsecondary education. Both total federal education loans and federal loans per full-time equivalent (FTE) student declined for the fifth…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
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Mezza, Alvaro; Sommer, Kamila – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2016
The recent significant increase in student loan delinquencies has generated interest in understanding the key factors predicting the non-performance of these loans. However, despite the large size of the student loan market, existing analyses have been limited by lack of data. This paper studies predictors of student loan delinquencies using a…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Loan Default, Loan Repayment
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2016
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, 2016
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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Kelchen, Robert; Stedrak, Luke J. – Journal of Education Finance, 2016
State-level performance-based funding (PBF) policies are an increasingly common way to allocate funds to public colleges and universities. While a growing body of research has examined whether these policies are effective in improving student outcomes, little is known about how colleges respond to PBF policies. In this paper, we examine whether…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Public Colleges, State Aid
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2016
This publication is intended for 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. The Federal Student Aid Handbook consists of the Application…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Grants
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Staklis, Sandra; Bentz, Alexander – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
These Web Tables present information on the employment and enrollment status of first-time bachelor's degree recipients one year after graduation. The analysis uses data collected in the first follow-up surveys of three administrations of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B). The first follow-up studies, conducted in 1994,…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Employment, Enrollment
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2016
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
Utah System of Higher Education, 2016
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: Federal Aid, Grants, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Cannon, Russell – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation contains chapters that explore higher education policy issues related to student outcomes. In the first chapter, I examine the results of a controlled randomized trial of a brief, inexpensive phone call outreach to a sample of Pell eligible students at the University of Missouri intended to increase FAFSA filing, on-time FAFSA…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Outreach Programs
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