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Schudde, Lauren; Scott-Clayton, Judith – Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2014
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 of the award is contingent on their making satisfactory academic progress (SAP)--meeting minimum academic standards similar to those proposed in models of performance-based…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid, Academic Achievement
Baum, Sandy; Elliott, Diane Cardenas; Ma, Jennifer; Bell, D'Wayne – College Board, 2014
After increasing by 18% (in inflation-adjusted dollars) between 2007-08 and 2010-11, the total amount students borrowed in federal and non-federal education loans declined by 13% between 2010-11 and 2013-14. Growth in full-time equivalent (FTE) postsecondary enrollment of 16% over the first three years, followed by a decline of 4% over the next…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
Racioppi, Gerald William – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Because of shrinking budgets, increasing demand, and calls for more graduates, community college leaders are forced to make difficult resource allocation decisions. In many states, sizable percentages of the state funds available to community colleges are conditional on performance measures, including graduations; the number of states with funding…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Student Financial Aid
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2014
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. At the center of these reforms is the need for more Tennesseans to be better…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Davidson, Cody – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2014
Data from all 2010-2011 undergraduate students, who received a Pell Grant disbursement at Kentucky's two-year and four-year public institutions, were used to simulate the eligibility changes to the Pell Grant program in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 and from the termination of year-round Pell. Specifically, these changes: a) the…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Eligibility
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2014
The 2015-16 "Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid" provides useful information to help high school counselors, TRIO and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) staff, and other mentors advise students about financial aid for postsecondary education. This book focuses on the federal…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, High Schools, School Counselors
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014
From 2002-2003 to 2012-2013, the total amount of federal financial aid awarded to students under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) jumped from $82.7 billion to an estimated $169.7 billion, a 10-year increase of 105 percent. For 2012-2013, the Title IV programs accounted for 71 percent of the $238.5 billion in total financial aid received…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants
Payton-Adams, Minnie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the impact of the number of college credits earned in Technical College Preparation (Tech Prep) and Dual Credit (College Now) programs as a predictor of continued success after high school, as measured by first-year college GPA at a Midwest Community College. This study looked at how the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Technical Institutes, College Preparation, Dual Enrollment
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Kelchen, Robert; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The persistently low college attainment rates of youth from poor families are partly attributable to their uncertainty about college affordability. The current federal financial aid system does not provide specific information about college costs until just before college enrollment and the information is only available to students completing a…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Input Output Analysis, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs
Dannenberg, Michael; Voight, Mamie – Education Trust, 2013
America's college financial-aid system has helped millions of students obtain a postsecondary education, but the system's flaws are increasingly apparent. Growth in tuition and fees outpace available resources, particularly for students striving to rise out of poverty. Low- and middle-income students confront frightening levels of education debt.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Government
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2013
As the student aid programs rapidly approach reauthorization in 2014, they continue to face severe funding and efficiency problems. With grant assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through their "Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery" (RADD) project, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Student Loan Programs, Educational Policy
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McKinney, Lyle; Novak, Heather – Community College Review, 2013
In 2007-2008, approximately 42% of community college students who were eligible to receive Pell grant funding did not file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Using data from the Beginning Postsecondary Student Study, this study examined the relationship between FAFSA filing status and persistence from the fall to spring…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
"Can Scholarships Alone Help Students Succeed? Lessons from Two New York City Community Colleges" examined the effects of performance-based scholarships for low-income community college students (ages 22-35) who were required to enroll in remedial courses. The study evaluated the impact of the scholarships on continued community college…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Credits, Grade Point Average, Enrollment
Burd, Stephen; Carey, Kevin; Delisle, Jason; Fishman, Rachel; Holt, Alex; Laitinen, Amy; McCann, Clare – New America Foundation, 2013
The federal financial aid system is no longer up to today's demands. Built in a different era, its haphazard evolution over the decades has made it inefficient, poorly targeted, and overly complicated. With the need for higher education never greater and college growing increasingly unaffordable, students deserve a streamlined aid system that is…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Government, Higher Education, Incentives
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Mendoza, Pilar; Mendez, Jesse P. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Using a multi-method approach involving fixed effects and logistic regressions, this study examined the effect of the Oklahoma's Promise Program on student persistence in relation to the Pell and Stafford federal programs and according to socio-economic characteristics and class level. The Oklahoma's Promise is a hybrid state program that pays…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, State Programs
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