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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; Pender, Matea; Welch, Meredith – College Board, 2016
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. In addition to reporting median earnings by education level,…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Adults, Educational Attainment, Income
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
Smith, Jonathan; Pender, Matea; Howell, Jessica; Hurwitz, Michael – College Board, 2012
This research quantifies the extent of student-college academic undermatch among the 1992 and 2004 cohorts of graduating high school seniors and documents changes in the extent of academic undermatch over time. Tables are appended.
Descriptors: High School Seniors, High School Graduates, Graduation, College Graduates