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Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Although the nature of higher education and the students we serve have drastically changed since the passage of the 1965 Higher Education Act, little has changed regarding the award and disbursement of financial aid. In 1965, the typical college student was likely between 18 and 21 years old, living on campus, and a full-time student. In contrast,…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Klein, Jillian – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
In July 2014, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new round of experimental sites focusing on competency-based education. Capella University was selected to participate in three of the Department of Education's competency-based education (CBE) experiments and began by implementing the prior learning assessment experiment, which allows…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Competency Based Education, Student Financial Aid, Federal Legislation
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Owen, Robert S. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
This manuscript reviews issues that differentiate traditional academic cheating from course misconduct that is motivated by a desire to defraud financial aid services in the U.S. Past research on college student cheating has assumed that cheaters are driven by an incentive to obtain undeserved grades in college in order to ultimately obtain a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cheating, Student Financial Aid, Online Courses
Mayer, Alexander K.; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Diamond, John – MDRC, 2015
Access to college has increased substantially over the last 50 years, but student success--defined as the combination of academic success and degree or certificate completion--has not kept pace. Student success, moreover, generally correlates with students' financial resources: Students from high-income families attend and complete college at…
Descriptors: Innovation, Access to Education, College Preparation, Advisory Committees
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Johnson, Matthew; Bruch, Julie; Gill, Brian – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2015
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in financial aid and student enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) after the U.S. Department of Education increased the credit history…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Black Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Student Loan Programs
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Kena, Grace; Musu-Gillette, Lauren; Robinson, Jennifer; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Zhang, Jijun; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Barmer, Amy; Velez, Erin Dunlop Velez – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The U.S. Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report to help inform policymakers about the progress of education in the United States. Using data from across the center and from other sources of education data, "The Condition of Education 2015" presents 42 key indicators on…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This "First Look" presents findings from the preliminary data of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2014 data collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2014-15 academic year; Completions, covering the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014; and 12-Month…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Surveys, Institutional Characteristics, Graduation
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Madzelan, Dan – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
For 50 years, the Higher Education Act has been the primary vehicle for advancing federal higher education policy. Many policymakers and interested observers expect its upcoming reauthorization to address three overarching topic areas: college affordability, institutional quality, and student safety. Indeed, previous reauthorizations have…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) spring 2014 data collection, which included three survey components: (1) Enrollment at postsecondary institutions during fall 2013; (2) Finance, for the 2013 fiscal year; and (3) Human Resources at postsecondary…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Finance
Juszkiewicz, Jolanta – American Association of Community Colleges, 2014
The federal government plays an indispensable role in helping community college students pay for their education. It is hard to imagine today's community college campuses without needs-based federal student aid, such as the Pell Grant program and subsidized loans. There are, however, significant differences between community college students and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid
McKibben, Bryce; La Rocque, Matthew; Cochrane, Debbie – Association of Community College Trustees, 2014
Student loan default, defined as federal loan borrowers' failure to make any payments for at least 270 days, is an issue of increasing importance to community colleges and their students. This report takes a unique look at student loan default at nine community colleges across the nation, and how those colleges are working to help students avoid…
Descriptors: Loan Default, Loan Repayment, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Gittens, Cheryl Bailey – Peabody Journal of Education, 2014
The quality of doctoral students' academic and social experiences is a key element of their success in graduate school programs. These experiences support the completion of doctoral programs, especially for first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds. Framed by Weidman's (1989) undergraduate socialization model, the author…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Interviews, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This First Look presents findings from the provisional data of the IPEDS…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid, Surveys
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Kena, Grace; Aud, Susan; Johnson, Frank; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Kristapovich, Paul – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
To help inform policymakers and the public about the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 42 indicators on important topics and trends in U.S. education. These…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Student Characteristics
Reimherr, Patrick; Harmon, Tim; Strawn, Julie; Choitz, Vickie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2013
Any reform of federal student aid must address the twin challenges of college affordability and completion, which are inextricably linked. Here, CLASP has proposed ways to redirect existing federal student aid spending toward the low- and modest income families who need it most. These are the students for whom federal aid makes a difference in…
Descriptors: College Choice, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Costs
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