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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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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
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Spiro, Rivka; Hill, Robert – Visions, 2010
Florida's community colleges are seeing an influx of students who face unique challenges. They are the men and women who served in the military after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and who are now attending college on the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, with its greatly enhanced educational benefits, and on the expanded, old Montgomery GI Bill, which…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Benefits, Veterans, Higher Education
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2008
Since 2004, a yearly average of 21,000 veterans and active duty personnel enrolled at public colleges and universities in California. With the 21st Century GI Bill, education benefits will more than double. Commission staff believes these benefits are large enough to encourage a significant increase of enrollments by veterans and active duty…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Students, Educational Finance, Government School Relationship