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Fung, Ana; Brown, Catherine; Tromble, Kate – Institute for College Access & Success, 2022
The growing cost of college is one of the most significant barriers to completion. However, research shows that frequent, intensive advising, combined with financial and other support, can make a tremendous difference in helping students complete. For two years, TICAS has worked with a group of rigorously evaluated organizations across the country…
Descriptors: Success, Communities of Practice, Educational Research, College Attendance
Institute for College Access & Success, 2021
Most colleges and universities help millions of Americans earn a degree or diploma to lead to economic security and a better life. In the wake of the Great Recession, it was revealed that too many for-profit colleges -- by enrolling hundreds of thousands of students -- sought to take advantage of the federal financial aid system to make windfall…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Colleges, Deception, Debt (Financial)
Institute for College Access & Success, 2021
Increasing college attainment offers tremendous promise for increasing social mobility, tackling poverty, and reducing racial and income inequality, aspirations that are more vital than ever as the devastating impact of the pandemic has fallen disproportionately on people of color. Yet for too many policymakers and practitioners, the path to…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Program Effectiveness, Academic Persistence, College Students
Institute for College Access & Success, 2021
Most colleges and universities help millions of Americans earn a degree or diploma to lead to economic security and a better life. In the wake of the Great Recession, it was revealed that too many for-profit colleges -- by enrolling hundreds of thousands of students -- sought to take advantage of the federal financial aid system to make windfall…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Colleges, Federal Regulation, Vocational Education
Wong, Nancy – Institute for College Access & Success, 2021
Racial and economic equity gaps persist in access to college, degree attainment, and employment outcomes despite attempts to close them over multiple decades, and systemic barriers make it more difficult for BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, People of Color] students and students from low-income backgrounds to not only complete their degree but receive…
Descriptors: Federal State Relationship, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Data Use
Schak, J. Oliver – Institute for College Access & Success, 2021
"Dismantling Dire Disparities: A Closer Look at Racially Inequitable Funding at Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities" examines funding and resource patterns from the Great Recession to the peak of the economic recovery (2006 to 2018), and takes a deep dive into the public four-year colleges that disproportionately enroll and…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Educational Equity (Finance), Racial Discrimination, Minority Group Students
Institute for College Access & Success, 2021
TICAS' [The Institute for College Access & Success'] latest fact sheet provides five proven examples of evidence-based college completion programs at four-year public institutions that increase persistence, graduation rates, and student earnings upon graduation for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
Descriptors: College Programs, Graduation, Evidence Based Practice, Public Colleges
Ahlman, Lindsay – Institute for College Access & Success, 2020
Millions of college students, across the nation and in California, benefit from financial aid that reduces the amount students and families must pay for tuition and fees, supplies, and living expenses like food, housing, and transportation while enrolled. In California, concerns about college costs and affordability have in recent years expanded…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Higher Education, State Aid
Robertson, Brett – Institute for College Access & Success, 2020
One lasting legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic may be more students attending online classes at both traditional and fully online colleges. The efficacy of online education remains unproven, especially for students with academic or other challenges. And yet, both students and policymakers lack the data they need to assess whether online classes are…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Educational Quality
Perry, Angela – Institute for College Access & Success, 2020
States invest heavily in education, providing funding either directly or in the form of financial aid from preschool through college, with positive outcomes from those impacting nearly every other area of public policy, particularly the workforce. To understand and assess results, states collect and analyze information about these investments at…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, State Legislation, State Programs, Databases
Institute for College Access & Success, 2020
Due to the impact of COVID-19, current and incoming students will be facing unprecedented struggles when starting the new academic year -- and, likely, for years to come -- and many students will need significant additional support to pay for college. It is critical to protect and strengthen the Pell Grant program to reduce students' need to…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Federal Aid, Grants, Student Financial Aid
Szabo-Kubitz, Laura; Fung, Ana – Institute for College Access & Success, 2020
Analysis finds that out-of-pocket college costs are unaffordable for low-income Californians, and often more so at the state's community colleges where tuition is low. This analysis is the third in a series, and is the first to look at affordability challenges of students in different living arrangements. [Debbie Cochrane and Oliver Schak made…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Undergraduate Students, Tuition, Student Financial Aid
Institute for College Access & Success, 2020
This brief illustrates that while many borrowers in IDR [income-driven repayment] will repay their loans in full, those who do receive a discharge of remaining debt after 20 or 25 years of responsible payments may face an unaffordable tax liability because these discharged amounts are treated as taxable income under current law.
Descriptors: Taxes, Income Contingent Loans, Loan Repayment, Student Loan Programs
Perry, Angela – Institute for College Access & Success, 2020
Complaints are an essential tool not only to resolve student problems but also to identify patterns of widespread misconduct and take action to prevent ongoing harm to students and taxpayers. However, the current complaint landscape is complex and not well designed to serve students' needs. "Unheard Voices: The Case for Improving Higher…
Descriptors: Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, College Students, State Programs
Brown, Catherine; Wong, Nancy – Institute for College Access & Success, 2020
High tuition makes headlines and may dissuade students from pursuing college or excluding what appear to be high-cost colleges. However, a college's "sticker price" can be misleading because it does not reflect any grant or scholarship aid that reduces the price students actually pay. As the costs of attending college have risen, the…
Descriptors: Student Costs, College Students, Access to Information, Usability
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