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Erickson, Lanae – Education Next, 2020
Completing a college degree, or failing to, is a major factor in determining whether a person will have an economically stable future. While it might have been possible a few decades ago to graduate from high school, enter the job market, and find a career that enabled one to earn a solid middle-class life, that path to success has been almost…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Federal Aid
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Deming, David; Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence – Future of Children, 2013
For-profit, or proprietary, colleges are the fastest-growing postsecondary schools in the nation, enrolling a disproportionately high share of disadvantaged and minority students and those ill-prepared for college. Because these schools, many of them big national chains, derive most of their revenue from taxpayer-funded student financial aid, they…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Colleges, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor. – 1985
Hearings on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and specifically Guaranteed Student Loans (GSL), are presented, with a focus on issues of multiple disbursements, loan consolidation, subsidies, and copayments. Witnesses represent the lending institutions, secondary markets, and students. The GSL program is designed to promote the…
Descriptors: Credit (Finance), Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Policy