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Assalone, Amanda; Preston, DeShawn; McElroy, Breanna – Southern Education Foundation, 2018
According to the Department of Education (Federal Student Aid Handbook, 2016), the cost of attendance is an estimate of a student's educational expenses for the period of enrollment. Cost of attendance is not only as important to consider as tuition and fees (which are only one component of cost of attendance), but it serves as the cornerstone of…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, Paying for College, Student Attitudes
McKibben, Bryce; La Rocque, Matthew; Cochrane, Debbie – Association of Community College Trustees, 2014
Student loan default, defined as federal loan borrowers' failure to make any payments for at least 270┬ádays, is an issue of increasing importance to community colleges and their students. This report takes a unique look at student loan default at nine community colleges across the nation, and how those colleges are working to help students avoid…
Descriptors: Loan Default, Loan Repayment, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Flores, Antoinette – Center for American Progress, 2014
The nation's public universities--a key vehicle of upward mobility--must do more to even the playing field for all students. As it currently stands, students from the least advantaged populations earn degrees at a lower rate and are burdened with a greater portion of debt than their peers. However, some standout public universities are reversing…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Access to Education, Educational Finance
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Fiore, Thomas A.; Nimkoff, Tamara; Munk, Tom; Carlson, Elaine – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
The "Personnel Development Program to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities" is authorized under Section 662 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and is known as the Personnel Development Program (PDP). The PDP is administered by the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) Office of Special…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Federal Programs, Program Evaluation, Special Education
Trombley, William H., Ed.; Sallo, Todd, Ed. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2012
In the first decade of the 21st century, the nation, the states, and colleges and universities began to grapple with the challenges of globalization, changing demography, the implications of the digital era, and of a less expansive public sector. Although not a transformative period for higher education, the decade saw significant innovations in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges
Marks, Joseph L.; Diaz, Alicia A. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
The "Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Fact Book on Higher Education" is one of the nation's most comprehensive collections of comparative data on higher education. For decades, state leaders, policy-makers, researchers and journalists have used the "Fact Book" to find useful data quickly--and to learn more about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Technical Institutes, Tuition