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Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer; Pender, Matea; Welch, Meredith – College Board, 2016
Data on student aid for 2015-16 confirm that the dramatic increases in aid awarded in 2009-10 and 2010-11 were products of extreme economic circumstances, not harbingers of long-run changes in financing for postsecondary education. Both total federal education loans and federal loans per full-time equivalent (FTE) student declined for the fifth…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
Ma, Jennifer; Baum, Sandy; Pender, Matea; Welch, Meredith – College Board, 2016
In 2016-17, published tuition and fee prices rose slightly less than the year before. The rapid price growth observed during the Great Recession has abated, as typically happens when the economy recovers, but the rate of increase in tuition and fees continues to exceed inflation. More notable, however, is the pattern of the net prices students…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Tuition, Fees, College Students
Ma, Jennifer; Baum, Sandy; Pender, Matea; Bell, D'Wayne – College Board, 2015
The increases in tuition and fee prices in 2015-16 were, like the increases in the two preceding years, relatively small by historical standards. However, the very low rate of general inflation makes this year's increases in college prices larger in real terms than those of 2014-15 and 2013-14. Significantly, and perhaps counter to public…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Tuition, Fees, College Students
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer; Pender, Matea; Bell, D'Wayne – College Board, 2015
As the nation slowly emerges from the Great Recession, the patterns of student aid are returning to the paths they were on before the economy crashed. The federal government, which dramatically stepped up its subsidies to students in 2009-10 and 2010-11, continues to play an expanded role, but not a growing role. Students continue to borrow at…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer; Bell, D'Wayne; Elliott, Diane Cardenas – College Board, 2014
Between 2013-14 and 2014-15, average published tuition and fee prices increased by 2.9% for in-state students in the public four-year sector, by 3.3% for out-of-state students in the public four-year sector and for in-district students at public two-year colleges, and by 3.7% at private nonprofit four-year institutions. These increases are higher…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Tuition, Fees, College Students
Baum, Sandy; Elliott, Diane Cardenas; Ma, Jennifer; Bell, D'Wayne – College Board, 2014
After increasing by 18% (in inflation-adjusted dollars) between 2007-08 and 2010-11, the total amount students borrowed in federal and non-federal education loans declined by 13% between 2010-11 and 2013-14. Growth in full-time equivalent (FTE) postsecondary enrollment of 16% over the first three years, followed by a decline of 4% over the next…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer – College Board, 2013
Concerns about rising tuition and how students can afford to finance their major investments in postsecondary education are widespread. Solid insights into these questions require accurate and up-to-date information about prices. "Trends in College Pricing, 2013" reports on the prices charged by colleges and universities in 2013-14, how…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Student Costs, Educational Trends
Baum, Sandy; Payea, Kathleen – College Board, 2013
Trends in Student Aid, an annual College Board publication since 1983, is a compendium of detailed, up-to-date information on the funding that is available to help students pay for college. This report documents grant aid from federal and state governments, colleges and universities, employers, and other private sources, as well as loans, tax…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer; Payea, Kathleen – College Board, 2013
This report documents differences in the earnings and employment patterns of U.S. adults with different levels of education. It also compares health-related behaviors, reliance on public assistance programs, civic participation, and indicators of the well-being of the next generation. Financial benefits are easier to document than nonpecuniary…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Adults, Educational Attainment, Income
Baum, Sandy; Kurose, Charles; Ma, Jennifer – College Board, 2013
This report explains some of the ways the payoff of postsecondary education can be measured and provides insights into why there is confusion about that payoff, despite strong evidence. Focusing on the variation in outcomes across individuals helps to clarify that the existence of the high average payoff, and the reality of significant benefits…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Role of Education, Outcomes of Education
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer – College Board, 2010
Recent data from the College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges reveal significant variation in institutional aid patterns among colleges and universities. The undergraduate tuition discount rate--the ratio of institutional grant aid to published tuition and fee charges--is higher at private institutions than at public institutions, but there are…
Descriptors: Tuition, Student Financial Aid, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Baum, Sandy; Schwartz, Saul – College Board, 2006
Many discussions of student loan repayment focus on those students for whom repayment is a problem and conclude that the reliance on debt to finance postsecondary education is excessive. However, from both a pragmatic perspective and a logical perspective, a more appropriate approach is to develop different benchmarks for students in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment