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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
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Danziger, Sheldon; Ratner, David – Future of Children, 2010
According to Sheldon Danziger and David Ratner, changes in the labor market over the past thirty-five years, such as labor-saving technological changes, increased globalization, declining unionization, and the failure of the minimum wage to keep up with inflation, have made it more difficult for young adults to attain the economic stability and…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Outcomes of Education, Educational Attainment, Labor Market
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
This paper presents a WWC (What Works Clearinghouse) Quick Review of the report "The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment". The study examined whether assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) increases the likelihood of filing…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
This paper presents an updated WWC (What Works Clearinghouse) Quick Review of the report "The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment". The study examined whether assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) increases the likelihood of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education
US Government Accountability Office, 2009
The Academic Competitiveness (AC) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grants were established by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The grants provide merit-based financial aid to certain low-income college students eligible for Federal Pell Grants and are administered by the Department of Education (Education).…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Eligibility, Problems
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Livingston, Andrea, Ed.; Wirt, John, Ed. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2003
This publication contains a sample of the 44 indicators in "The Condition of Education 2003." The indicators in this publication are numbered sequentially, rather than according to their numbers in the complete edition. The Contents page offers a cross reference between the two publications. Since 1870, the federal government has…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Family Characteristics, Poverty