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Draeger, Justin – Journal of College Admission, 2012
America's moral compass guiding student aid policy is being co-opted by short-sighted, budget-cutting and deficit-reduction policies. This moral compass was threatened, but had "not altogether disappeared" by 1996, according to an article written that year by Thomas A. Flint, then-vice president for financial services at Robert Morris…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Financial Services, Grants, Investment
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2013
The Advisory Committee's 2010 report, "The Rising Price of Inequality," found that need-based grant aid from all sources was inadequate by examining the enrollment and completion rates of low-income high school graduates who seek to earn a bachelor's degree and are qualified to gain admission to a 4-year college. The major finding was…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, High School Graduates, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Redd, Kenneth E. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2004
Financial aid and college preparatory programs are designed in part to allow students from low-income families to have the same choices of institutions as those from middle- and upper-income groups. Unfortunately, despite providing more than $100 billion in financial aid and college preparatory assistance, state and federal policy makers have been…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Low Income Groups, Access to Education
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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
Cahalan, Margaret; Perna, Laura; Yamashita, Mika; Ruiz, Roman; Franklin, Khadish – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2016
The purposes of this publication are: (1) to report the status of higher education equity in the United States and to identify changes over time in measures of equity; and (2) to identify policies and practices that promote and hinder progress; and to illustrate the need for increased support of policies, programs and practices that not only…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Trends
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, New Brunswick, NJ. – 1992
This paper outlines a proposal for restructuring student aid for higher education based on the book "Keeping College Affordable: Government and Educational Opportunity" by Michael S. McPherson and Morton Owen Schapiro. The paper argues that transferring costs to federal government programs will ensure that equal opportunity and human…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Government Role, Grants
Tarasawa, Beth; Dahlin, Michael – Northwest Evaluation Association, 2013
This report describes the findings from a series of descriptive analyses seeking to understand the potential relationship between college access and school poverty for high-achieving middle school students, focusing specifically on potential access to state merit-based grant funding. Researchers monitored the academic achievement of more than…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Educational Opportunities, Achievement Gap, Access to Education
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor. – 1985
Hearings on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 that were held in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in 1985 are presented. The largest and most important programs contained in the Higher Education Act provide grants, loans, work opportunities, and special services to students with a demonstrated need for federal financial aid. These…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Credit (Finance), Eligibility, Federal Aid
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor. – 1986
Hearings on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 that were held in St. Louis, Missouri, are presented. Student assistance programs are the centerpiece of the Higher Education Act and play a critical role in achieving the federal objective of equal educational opportunity. The Higher Education Act also contains programs to assist…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developing Institutions, Eligibility, Federal Legislation
Kerry, John F. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2004
In this article, the author argues that now as never before, education is the key to opportunity, essential to a strong America. In an age when people compete with workers on every continent and information flows across oceans, high-wage jobs are more dependent than ever on high-level skills. The author suggests that together, an America that…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Access to Education, Public Education, Equal Education
Haycock, Kati; Lynch, Mary; Engle, Jennifer – Education Trust, 2010
Public flagship universities provide excellence to students who cannot afford high-quality private institutions. Yet many of these universities direct aid to wealthy students who will attend college without it. Meantime, many high-achieving minority and poor students wind up in lesser institutions or do not attend college at all. In fact, some…
Descriptors: Public Education, State Universities, Institutional Mission, Socioeconomic Status
Gillen, Andrew – Center for College Affordability and Productivity (NJ1), 2011
In higher education, three generally recognized rationales for federal involvement in financial aid exist: (1) Promoting equality of opportunity: Those from poor households are less likely to attend college for a variety of reasons; (2) Credit market imperfections: Students may not have access to the credit needed to make profitable investments in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Money Management
Woodbury, Robert L. – Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, 2005
Almost 50 years ago, a New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) newsletter editorialized that "institutions of higher learning must not become devices to reverse our historic trend away from a class society. We should continue to open wider doors of opportunity for students of genuine ability without regard to (family) income." The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Universities, Private Colleges
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor. – 1985
Pell Grants, based on need, have been the federal government's commitment and contribution to equal access to higher education. Topics addressed in these hearings include: the maximum award amount, the percentage of college costs to be covered by the award, the living allowance for students living off campus, the tax rates on discretionary income…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Students, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 1997
These hearings were concerned with the authorization of the Higher Education Act 1998 amendments. The hearing focused on affordability of postsecondary education, simplifying the student financial aid system, and academic quality for students. The document reports testimony of representatives of professional associations and Pennsylvania…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal)
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