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Reimherr, Patrick; Harmon, Tim; Strawn, Julie; Choitz, Vickie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2013
Over the last three decades, college costs have increased nearly four times faster than median family income. Financial aid has not filled the growing gap, and the share of college costs not covered by financial aid or what the family is expected to contribute has risen sharply. Rising costs and rising debt make college a riskier investment for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Costs, Student Financial 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
Padron, Eduardo J. – Presidency, 2009
Today, America faces a shifting and demanding economic and workforce environment. Americans know that the workplace is changing but not where it's heading. Each demonstration of the latest breakthrough technology can have enormous impact on the society, opening up entire new industries and markets and instantly limiting the viability of others. Of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Educational Opportunities
Katsinas, Stephen G.; Friedel, Janice N. – Online Submission, 2010
There are growing pressures for community colleges and regional universities to accommodate the rise in student enrollment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate access and funding issues across public higher education institutions in the United States. Responses to a survey, conducted by the Education Policy Center at the University of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, Community Colleges, Access to Education
McPherson, Peter; Shulenburger, David – National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 2008
With passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the Higher Education Act (HEA) is now reauthorized. What effect will it have on U.S. higher education? Students receiving Pell grants will find that college is more affordable while those who feared that the government would exert control over learning outcomes have breathed a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Research Universities, State Universities