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Ahlman, Lindsay – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
The Pell Grant program helps low- and middle-income students earn degrees and certificates from a wide variety of postsecondary schools, including community colleges, vocational schools, liberal arts colleges, religious colleges, research universities, and many more. However, in order for students to use their Pell Grant, the programs must be…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, College Programs, Program Length
Dalal, Neha – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
Schools are increasingly finding ways to improve administrative decision-making and student success through data, experimentation, and evidence, but they face clear and persistent obstacles. This leads to a key question: how can colleges and universities best drive student success through data and evidence? To begin to answer this question, focus…
Descriptors: Data Use, Educational Improvement, College Students, Outcomes of Education
Ahlman, Lindsay – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
"Casualties of College Debt" uses the latest federal data on delinquency and default to better understand who student loan defaulters are, explores key themes of who defaults and why that emerged across over 20 in-depth conversations with a diverse group of experts, and lifts up the lived experience of default through voices of borrowers…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial), Loan Default
Robertson, Brett; Stein, Beth – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
College choices are among the most consequential decisions individuals make in their lifetimes. Students are entitled to information that meets five principles: simple, salient, comparable, timely, and trusted. "Consumer Information in Higher Education" describes how research informs these five key principles and recommends improvements…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Information Dissemination, Credibility, College Choice
Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
This issue brief demonstrates the racial consequences of inequitable state higher education funding, and recommends steps state and federal policymakers should take to remedy inequities in college funding.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Educational Policy
Ahlman, Lindsay – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
College plays a critical role in providing opportunities for economic mobility, yet degree attainment by race is inequitable. Currently, more than half of young white adults hold at least a two-year college degree, compared to 37 percent of Black young adults. Less than a third of Hispanic, American Indian, and Hawaiian or Pacific Islander young…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Educational Trends, Race, Educational Attainment
Zinner, Noah – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
Students suffer extreme hardship when their postsecondary education is interrupted or significantly devalued by school closure or misconduct. Private postsecondary education in particular can cost tens of thousands of dollars in tuition, fees, equipment, and required materials. These considerable expenses constitute only part of the economic harm…
Descriptors: Tuition, State Aid, Private Education, Fees
Ahlman, Lindsay – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
This TICAS (The Institute for College Access & Success) issue brief explores student financial vulnerability and highlights the need for policymakers to both prioritize need-based grant aid and recognize a broader array of financial circumstances and challenges impacting students in order to better address their financial needs and reduce…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Undergraduate Students, Financial Problems, Student Loan Programs
Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
This updated TICAS (The Institute for College Access & Success) analysis finds that low-income students and families actually pay less to attend each of the nine University of California (UC) campuses than they would at Cal State (CSU) or California Community Colleges (CCC) in the same region.
Descriptors: Paying for College, Costs, Low Income Students, Undergraduate Students
Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
States' oversight of higher education has traditionally focused on schools within their borders, not those offering educational programs across state lines. However, an increasing number of students are enrolling online: 1.3 million students now enroll online in a school based in another state. Additional vigilance is required to safeguard states'…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Distance Education, College Students, State Legislation
Ahlman, Lindsay – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
The cohort default rate (CDR) has worked to reduce students' risk of default, but decades of experience have also revealed weaknesses that policymakers must tackle. "Driving Down Default" outlines key priorities for strengthening the CDR to further reduce student loan default, including specific recommendations to protect against…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Loan Default, Loan Repayment, Colleges
Ahlman, Lindsay – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
This brief reviews the details of major proposals from policy makers and policy organizations to streamline and reform income-driven repayment of federal student loans. The brief identifies encouraging consensus on a number of important details, as well as some areas of remaining divergence.
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment, Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid
Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
In recent years, enrollment at for-profit colleges has fallen steeply due to sustained economic growth, the poor reputation of the industry as a result of increasing awareness of documented abuses, and stronger accountability policies that were put in place during the Obama Administration. However, after years of enrollment declines, for-profit…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Colleges, Private Colleges, Educational Trends
Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
The recommendations put forth in this paper stemmed from a series of conversations, conducted over the course of 2019, with experts and stakeholders representing a range of perspectives and experiences within higher education and financial aid. The working group explored policy design details in depth and identified core areas of general…
Descriptors: Program Design, Student Financial Aid, State Aid, College Students
Streeter, Michele; Thompson, Jessica – Institute for College Access & Success, 2019
For decades, state disinvestment in public higher education, paired with inequitable funding across institution types, has undermined states' ability to provide accessible and affordable higher education opportunities. In recent years, varied higher education stakeholders began calling for an end to state disinvestment through a reimagined…
Descriptors: Federal State Relationship, Access to Education, Investment, State Aid
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