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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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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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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