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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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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
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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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
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2008
In 2002, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that veteran students were awarded similar amounts of Title IV aid as nonveteran students, and veterans' total federal aid was greater when Chapter 30 GI benefits were included. This report responds to request from the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Committee on Veterans' Affairs…
Descriptors: Veterans, College Students, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid