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North Dakota University System, 2019
College affordability is a significant factor in student access, retention and completion. Tuition and fee rates are a major component of affordability, as is the availability of financial aid programs from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Strategically designed approaches to college affordability can better assist families in…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs, Student Costs
North Dakota University System, 2018
College affordability is a significant factor in student access, retention and completion. Tuition and fee rates are a major component of affordability. Another factor is the availability of financial aid programs from federal, state, institutional and private sources. Well-rounded and strategically designed approaches to college affordability can…
Descriptors: Student Costs, College Students, Tuition, Fees
North Dakota University System, 2017
This 2017 student affordability report looks at the following numerical data for higher education in the state of North Dakota: (1) Tuition, Mandatory Fees, Room and Board; (2) Total Estimated Student Cost; (3) Federal Funding Sources; (4) Net Price; (5) Loan Volume and Indebtedness; and (6) Percent of Students with Aid. The 2016-17 tuition and…
Descriptors: Student Costs, College Students, Tuition, Fees
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Woo, Jennie; Horn, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
As college costs continue to rise, students and their families increasingly rely on federal loans to help pay for college expenses. In 2011-12, over half of all undergraduates (52 percent) had borrowed money from the federal government to fund their education, compared with just over one-quarter (27 percent) in 1989-90, some 2 decades. Although…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, Paying for College
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
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
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2014
For those needing a loan to attend college, think federal aid first. Federal student loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment terms and options than private student loans. This brief report answers the following questions about federal aid: (1) What is a federal student loan?; (2) What is a private…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
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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
Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education, 2013
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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Radwin, David; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter; Bryan, Michael – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This brief report presents selected findings about student financial aid during the 2011-12 academic year. These findings are based on data from the 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), a nationally representative sample survey of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled any time between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Financial Aid, Institutional Characteristics, Attendance Patterns
US Department of Education, 2010
This paper discusses what federal student aid is and how to apply for it. It also provides a list of federal student aid programs for 2011-12. Federal student aid comes from the federal government--specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It's money that helps a student pay for education expenses at a postsecondary school (e.g., college,…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Federal Government, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
US Department of Education, 2009
This document contains a transcript of prepared remarks for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the House Education and Labor Committee. The Secretary discussed provisions for education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund to supplement state budgets. The Secretary also noted an expanded…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Student Financial Aid, Public Agencies
Hartle, Terry W. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2009
In its first hundred days, the Obama administration demonstrated a strong commitment to expanding access to higher education. The economic stimulus package, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), increased funding for the Pell Grant program and over the next two years, the maximum award will grow to $5,550 in 2010-2011--the…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, College Bound Students, Low Income Groups, Graduation Rate
US Department of Education, 2010
When an individual is considering college--or some form of education after high school--financial aid almost always comes to mind. While an individual has the primary responsibility of paying for college, sometimes those funds just aren't enough and he needs to look at other resources. The U.S. Department of Education provides more than $150…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Federal Aid, Debt (Financial)