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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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Ozdemir, Devrim; McDaniel, James – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
In this article, the process of obtaining state authorizations for distance education at George Mason University is presented. The purpose of the paper is to provide guidance to those four-year public universities that deliver distance education programs. In order to attract students from multiple states, the U.S. Department of Education…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Distance Education, Student Loan Programs, Universities
Gandara, Patricia; Orfield, Gary – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
In education, reform tends to follow cycles, often bouncing from one extreme to another without considering the possibility of incorporating multiple perspectives simultaneously. Policies aimed at helping more underrepresented students enter college and complete degrees have bounced from one pole to another, embracing access as the primary goal…
Descriptors: Publicity, Educational Attainment, Youth, Higher Education
Pace, Darra; Schwartz, Diane – Online Submission, 2008
The inclusion of students with disabilities at the university is a relatively new occurrence in the field of special education. Although legislation in the United States has supported the acceptance of students with disabilities at the post-secondary level, it has only provided minimal support with the emphasis on the learner rather than the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, College Curriculum, Inclusive Schools, Models
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Bennett, Douglas C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
After almost three decades of increasing calls for greater accountability and transparency, colleges and universities in the United States are beginning to respond to the public's need for reliable information about their performance. In this article, the author examines the basic elements of two new templates to public discourse. The author…
Descriptors: Disclosure, Universities, Models, Accountability
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Lingenfelter, Paul E.; Lenth, Charles S. – Change, 2005
Every six years or so, reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 provides the opportunity for Congress--and the nation--to examine the current conditions and consider the future needs of higher education. While reauthorization tends to focus on funding and on "fixing" postsecondary education's most visible problems, the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Cost Effectiveness, Leadership, Educational Policy
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Bergen-Cico, Dessa; Urtz, Anastasia; Barreto, Charmaine – NASPA Journal, 2004
In 1998, the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA Reauthorization) was amended by the United States Congress, thereby encouraging the development of new strategies on college and university campuses for addressing alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse. The HEA Reauthorization also served as a catalyst for colleges and universities to develop new…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy, Program Evaluation