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Jaquette, Ozan; Hillman, Nicholas W. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
Both federal spending on financial aid and student loan default rates have increased over the past decade. These trends have intensified policymakers' concerns that some postsecondary institutions-- particularly in the for-profit sector--maximize revenue derived from federal financial aid without helping students to graduate or find employment.…
Descriptors: Loan Repayment, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Federal Regulation
Kern, Nora; Medler, Alex – National Charter School Resource Center, 2018
Charter schools have always had difficulty finding affordable buildings. In response, charter school supporters have explored many policy and market approaches, ranging from strategies easing access to district facilities to increasing both public and private revenue options for facilities purposes. This paper, produced by the National Charter…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Finance, Credit (Finance), Grants
Wozniak, Abigail – Hamilton Project, 2018
Geography is an important part of economic opportunity. This is increasingly true in the labor market for skilled workers. Due to monetary and nonmonetary costs of migration, college attendance is less likely for those who live farther from postsecondary institutions. The college educated have also become increasingly concentrated in larger labor…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Access to Education, Relocation, Grants
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Taylor, Barrett J.; Cantwell, Brendan; Slaughter, Sheila – Journal of Higher Education, 2013
We conceptualize colleges and universities as embedded in quasi-markets, meaning competitive sites created by policy, that disfavor the humanities. We therefore posit that increased revenues from a quasi-market to predict institutional de-emphasis of the humanities. Results indicate that private colleges and universities follow this pattern while…
Descriptors: Humanities, Higher Education, Economic Factors, Competition
Looney, Adam; Yannelis, Constantine – Brookings Institution, 2015
This paper examines the rise in student loan default and delinquency. It draws on a unique set of administrative data on federal student borrowing matched to earnings records from de-identified tax records. Most of the increase in default is associated with borrowers at for-profit schools, 2-year institutions, and certain other nonselective…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Default, Federal Aid, Proprietary Schools
Erwin, Christopher Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Human capital production is central to economic wellbeing from a national perspective: it improves productivity, spurs technological innovation, and promotes sustainable economic growth over time. Equally important, investments in human capital are central to economic wellbeing at the individual level. College graduates tend to earn more money,…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Merit Scholarships
Doyle, William R. – Committee for Economic Development, 2013
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) is pleased to present these research findings regarding ways to reform student financial aid. In 2012, CED released "Boosting Postsecondary Education Performance"--calling on business to become active advocates at the state level for broad-access institutions that are so vital to the nation's…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, State Aid, College Students
Robinson, Jenna A. – James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, 2017
For nearly 50 years, the cost of higher education has risen faster than the pace of inflation, with federal student aid contributing to increasing tuition. In 1987, Secretary of Education William J. Bennett penned a "New York Times" article, "Our Greedy Colleges," in which he wrote, "If anything, increases in financial aid…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Universities
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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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Venkatanarayanan, S. – SAGE Open, 2015
The basic foundation of policy making had undergone profound shifts over the past two decades as the policy makers are inclined to rely heavily on the exercise of power in their pursuit of development and prosperity. Government interventionism was subject to a strong intellectual and political backlash, and a new ideological movement seeking to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Klemencic, Manja; Zgaga, Pavel – European Education, 2014
The article analyzes the public-private dynamics in the context of eight Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia). This article examines whether and to what extent these governments "level the playing field" between private and…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, State Universities, Privatization, Foreign Countries
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Crary-Ross, Shane – MDRC, 2014
As globalization and technological change remake the labor market, it has become increasingly clear that the United States must create better educational and workforce training programs if we are to remain competitive. In order to help disadvantaged and low-skilled workers advance in the new labor market, educational opportunities are needed that…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
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Turner, Sarah – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Substantial investments by states dramatically increased the scale and scope of public colleges and universities beginning in the early 20th century and provided subsidized post-secondary opportunities across institutions ranging from community colleges to research universities. Nearly 50 years ago, economists Lee Hansen and Burton Weisbrod opened…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Tuition, Paying for College, Public Colleges
North Dakota University System, 2016
This 2016 student affordability report looks at the following numerical data for higher education in the state of North Dakota: (1) Tuition, Mandatory Fees, Room & Board; (2) Total Estimated Student Cost; (3) Federal Funding Sources; (4) Net Price; (5) Loan Volume and Indebtedness; and (6) Percent of Students with Aid. In 2015-16, tuition and…
Descriptors: State Universities, Access to Education, Paying for College, Fees
Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 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, Enrollment, College Students
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