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Robinson, Jenna A. – James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, 2017
For nearly 50 years, the cost of higher education has risen faster than the pace of inflation, with federal student aid contributing to increasing tuition. In 1987, Secretary of Education William J. Bennett penned a "New York Times" article, "Our Greedy Colleges," in which he wrote, "If anything, increases in financial aid…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Universities
Poutre, Alain; Rorison, Jamey; Voight, Mamie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2017
Higher education offers people from all walks of life the opportunity to achieve a more secure future for themselves and their families. The country was built in part on the idea that, with hard work and a good education, any American should be able to climb the ladder of social and economic mobility. The very notion of the American Dream is based…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Paying for College, Socioeconomic Influences
Poutré, Alain; Rorison, Jamey; Voight, Mamie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2017
Higher education offers people from all walks of life the opportunity to achieve a more secure future for themselves and their families. The country was built in part on the idea that, with hard work and a good education, any American should be able to climb the ladder of social and economic mobility. The very notion of the American Dream is based…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Access to Education, Student Financial Aid
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Gioiosa, Marie Elaine – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
Students and their families evaluate net price when determining whether they can afford a college. But what affects net price? There are factors, such as instructional inefficiencies, administrative expenses, federal financial aid, and state appropriations, that have been noted in the literature that have an impact on costs and tuition. This study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Tuition, Paying for College
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2017
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2017. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; and (8) Private Career Schools. [For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Freshmen
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2017
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
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2017
Today education and training beyond high school are more essential to our success as individuals and as a nation than ever before. Americans have responded to these new realities, and education beyond high school is now the norm in the US. These trends make the federal Higher Education Act (HEA), which governs federal student aid programs and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Student Financial Aid
D'Allesandro, Lou – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The dream of an accessible education will now become a reality for many New Hampshire youngsters, thanks to a new University of New Hampshire (UNH) initiative called the Granite Guarantee Program. The UNH Granite Guarantee will begin with the incoming freshman class in fall 2017. An estimated 400 New Hampshire students will benefit from the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Freshmen, Tuition, State Aid
Postma, Michael H. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Low-income Pell Grant recipients represent a small percentage of undergraduate students at America's elite colleges and universities. The purpose of this phenomenological case study was to understand the lived experiences of low-income Pell Grant students who attended a most competitive college. I used Tinto and Pusser's (2006) institutional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Low Income Students, Federal Aid, Grants
Scott-Clayton, Judith – Urban Institute, 2017
The federal role in higher education has grown over the past two decades, and now a new administration has the opportunity to strengthen policies that support students and their colleges and universities. To help inform these decisions, the Urban Institute convened a bipartisan group of scholars and policy advisers to write a series of memos…
Descriptors: Tuition Grants, Federal Aid, Efficiency, Higher Education
Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
Does extra financial aid for the summer lead to gains in completion and earnings? Despite being the largest source of financial aid to low-income college students, the traditional Pell Grant has had one major limitation: if students enroll in two semesters full-time, they will not have any tuition support for the summer term of the same academic…
Descriptors: Grants, Student Financial Aid, Low Income Groups, Summer Programs
Olafsdottir, Kristin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
For the institution and its regional campuses under review, the amount of outstanding student liabilities (i.e., monies owed by the student to the institution for educational-related expenditures not satisfied by the end of the term) grew at an alarming rate between 2000 and 2014, with some of the institution's regional campuses experiencing over…
Descriptors: Multiple Regression Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Debt (Financial), Universities
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Luna-Torres, Maria; Leafgreen, Melet; McKinney, Lyle – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
To address low completion rates, postsecondary leaders are championing a "guided pathways" approach that puts students on a prescribed route towards graduation. Designing solutions to address low completion rates is complex; in addition to academic roadblocks, insufficient financial resources coupled with a complicated financial aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Delivery Systems, College Students, Design
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Ocean, Mia – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
There is a wealth of literature on the integration of university students increasing retention and ultimate completion, yet much less is known about the connections or disconnections that exist for community college students. Therefore, I interviewed financially eligible Pell Grant community college students (n = 62) about their connections to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Integration
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Evans, Brent J.; Nguyen, Tuan D.; Tener, Brent B.; Thomas, Chanell L. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
In examining national data on Federal Pell Grant eligibility in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), we were puzzled to discover that many students who appear to have eligible Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) do not receive the award. We use institutional data from a large public university to understand and enumerate changes…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Student Financial Aid, Eligibility
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