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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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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
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Covaleskie, John F. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2014
Until relatively recently, college was for only the few, and only loosely related to economic success. College graduates have always done economically better, on average, than those who did not graduate from college, but that was mostly because only the well-to-do could afford college. Few attended college in the hope of economic advancement in…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Economics, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship
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Kimball, Bruce A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
This article examines the prominent narrative asserting that liberal arts colleges have continuously declined in number and status over the past 130 years. Bruce A. Kimball identifies problems in this declension narrative and proposes a revision positing that the decline of liberal arts colleges began only after 1970. Further, he maintains that…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Honors Curriculum, Universities, Institutional Mission
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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
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Schilling, JoAnna – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
For-profit colleges have been dismissed by community college administrators and faculty as imperfect institutions that focus too heavily on skills-based training, to the detriment of a well-rounded academic experience. Although there are many appropriate criticisms of an educational model that relies on federal funding to make a profit--while…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Models, Commercialization
US Department of the Treasury, 2012
This report discusses the current state of higher education, with a brief high-level overview of the market and a more detailed discussion and analysis of the financial aid system. It also discusses the important changes President Obama has made to make higher education more accessible and affordable. The key findings are: (1) The economic returns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
Bertoni, Daniel – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided $9 billion in education benefits to service-members and veterans in fiscal year 2010, mostly through the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. In providing education benefits, VA relies on State Approving Agencies (SAA) to approve schools; and on schools to report students' enrollment status. US Government…
Descriptors: State Officials, Military Personnel, Veterans, Educational Benefits
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2011
With the passage of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post- 9/11 GI Bill), Congress created a comprehensive education benefit program for veterans, service members, and their dependents pursuing postsecondary education. Since implementation, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided just over $5.7 billion for…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Federal Aid, Veterans, Dependents
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Moss, Leah – McGill Journal of Education, 2011
The curse of being the "new, new" thing was initially hung around the neck of the current incarnation of Quebec's "recognition of prior learning" program. However, this has changed as the program has evolved into a working service for Quebec residents. This article will examine the current public offering of the recognition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Radford, Alexandria Walton – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This Statistics in Brief uses nationally representative data to determine the representation of military students in undergraduate and graduate education and to examine how their demographic and enrollment characteristics compare with their nonmilitary peers. The brief draws upon two nationally representative studies of postsecondary students, the…
Descriptors: Military Service, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Federal Aid
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