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Hegji, Alexandra – Congressional Research Service, 2019
The recent closure of multiple large, proprietary (or private, for-profit) institutions of higher education (IHEs) has brought into focus the extent to which a postsecondary student's education may be disrupted by a school closure. However, even in instances of a small IHE's closure, student concerns remain the same. Concerns include the…
Descriptors: School Closing, Colleges, College Students, Student Loan Programs
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Rizzi, Michael T. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
Many issues facing modern Catholic colleges and universities -- such as how to differentiate their curriculum from that of secular institutions, how to incorporate a Catholic perspective into professional education, and how to maintain a Catholic identity with a diverse student body -- are as old as the universities themselves. This article…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Educational History, Institutional Mission
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Zhang, Liang – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
In this study, I used American Community Survey (ACS) 2005-2015 data to examine the enrollment effect of the Post-9/11 GI Bill; the analysis resulted in three main findings: First, although the New GI Bill has increased overall college enrollment by about 3 percentage points on average, the effect was much larger immediately after the bill's…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Surveys, Enrollment Trends, Access to Education
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Steele, Jennifer L.; Buryk, Peter; McGovern, Geoffrey – Research in Higher Education, 2018
We use nationally representative survey data from three cohorts of bachelor's degree recipients to examine military veterans' student loan debt at graduation and their employment and earnings 1, 4, and 10 years after graduation, relative to observably similar graduates. We also examine whether the effects of veteran status depend on college…
Descriptors: Veterans, Nontraditional Students, Debt (Financial), Bachelors Degrees
Mok, Shannon; Shakin, Joshua – Congressional Budget Office, 2018
In 2016, the federal government provided students pursuing higher education with about $91 billion in direct financial support through a wide variety of spending programs and income and payroll tax preferences, the Congressional Budget Office estimates. The largest programs and preferences give financial assistance to students to offset the cost…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Grants
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Medley, Joshua; Cheney, Ann M.; Abraham, Traci; Grubbs, Kathleen; Hunt, Justin; Lu, Liya; Fortney, John C.; Curran, Geoffery M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Despite evidence that mental health burden is associated with lower academic success and non-completion in college students, and the high incidence of combat-related trauma exposure in returning veterans, few studies exist regarding the intersection of these issues in student veterans. This paper presents findings from a study on the mental health…
Descriptors: Veterans, Higher Education, Mental Health, Trauma
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Imperatore, Catherine; Hyslop, Alisha – Peabody Journal of Education, 2017
Federal legislation has driven and been receptive to the vision of a rigorous, relevant career and technical education (CTE) system integrated with academics and aligned across middle school, secondary school, and postsecondary education. This article uses a social policy analysis approach to trace the history of federal CTE policy throughout the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Palmadessa, Allison L. – Community College Review, 2017
Purpose: America's College Promise (ACP) is a legislative initiative introduced by President Obama to increase access to higher education, to build the economy, and to support his earlier American Graduation Initiative. This legislation has the potential to settle among the ranks of the most influential federal higher education aid and access…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Jones, Kevin C.; Fox Garrity, Bonnie K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter explores the lack of data about student veterans and reasons this lack of data raises particular concerns about for-profit institutions, which enroll a large percentage of student veterans.
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Veterans, Veterans Education, Federal Legislation
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McCardle, Todd – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2017
Examining both the GI Bill and the origins of desegregation of traditionally segregated institutions of higher learning in the South, this historical essay argues that these 2 separate historic markers should not be considered independently. Indeed, to understand the full scope of the GI Bill, we must consider the limited options that Black…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Veterans, African Americans, Access to Education
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Bell, Barbara – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spends nearly $12 billion annually on education benefits (VA, 2016). Veterans are showing up on campus in ever increasing numbers. While recruiting veterans makes sense from an enrollment management perspective, as most veterans come to campus with financial aid, how well prepared is higher education to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Veterans, Transitional Programs, Federal Legislation
Diramio, David, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2017
With the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008, more than 1.4 million service members and their families became eligible for higher education benefits, and veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan enrolled in colleges and universities in record numbers. The first wave of research about these new student veterans focused primarily on…
Descriptors: Success, Academic Achievement, Veterans, Military Personnel
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Radford, Alexandria Walton; Bentz, Alexander; Dekker, Remmert; Paslov, Jonathan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect on August 1, 2009, increasing the education benefits available to military service members who served after September 10, 2001. A previous National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) study used national data collected in 2007-08 to profile military undergraduate and graduate students who received benefits…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Veterans, Military Personnel, Enrollment
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Falkey, Mary E. – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2016
This paper, based on a qualitative study, explores the transition experiences of Post-9/11 Era military veterans from active duty military service to college students for the purpose of adding to the body of knowledge about this student population. The subjects, who voluntarily offered to participate, were 15 community college student/veterans and…
Descriptors: Veterans, Military Personnel, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Taylor, Alexander; Parks, Rodney; Edwards, Ashley – College and University, 2016
In recent years, veterans have enrolled at higher education institutions in vastly increasingly numbers to utilize their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. In response to this influx, universities have established a variety of resources and support systems designed to serve the needs of student veterans. There has also been heightened attention toward…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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