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Fernandez, Chris; Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2017
The Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) offers critical support to schools, students, and borrowers at every stage of the federal student aid process--from providing information on how to pay for a higher education, including financial aid options, to facilitating successful loan repayment after graduation. As part of that support, this…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, State Aid, Financial Services
Fernandez, Chris; Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2016
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) provides critical support to schools, students, and borrowers at every stage of the federal student aid process--from providing information on how to pay for a higher education including financial aid options, to facilitating successful loan repayment after graduation. This 2016 issue of "State…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Higher Education, Population Trends
Fernandez, Chris – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2016
To manage their loans effectively, U.S. postsecondary student loan borrowers must make a variety of important decisions that require significant knowledge and financial skills and entail considerable risk. Federal law requires colleges to provide student loan counseling to their federal student loan borrowers, but there is significant room for…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Loan Repayment
Creusere, Marlena; Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey; Norman, Patricia – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2015
TG provides critical support to schools, students, and borrowers at every stage of the federal student aid process--from providing information on how to pay for a higher education including financial aid options, to facilitating successful loan repayment after graduation. This issue of "State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas"…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Students, Paying for College, Population Trends
Fletcher, Carla; Webster, Jeff; Klepfer, Kasey; Fernandez, Chris – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2015
Borrowing student loans can be confusing and intimidating, enough so that these feelings can influence how students go to college or whether they even enroll at all. Colleges have a responsibility to provide loan counseling to federal student loan borrowers--which, when done intently, can produce a potentially clarifying and empowering experience.…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Colleges, School Counseling, Program Improvement
Fernandez, Chris – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2015
Legally mandated student loan exit counseling attempts to prepare borrowers of federal student loans for the repayment process; yet, researchers hypothesized that the online modules most borrowers use for this purpose have significant shortcomings. This report (the second in a series of five from TG Research) describes a study in which researchers…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Online Courses
Fernandez, Chris – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2015
Legally mandated student loan entrance counseling attempts to prepare first-time borrowers of federal student loans for this challenge; yet, researchers hypothesized that the online modules most borrowers use for this purpose have significant shortcomings. This report (the third in a series of five from TG Research) describes a study in which…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, School Counseling, Federal Aid
Klepfer, Kasey – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2015
This report (the first in a series of five) explores congressional efforts to mitigate that risk and encourage informed borrowing by enacting statutes related to student loan counseling. After introducing the relevant contemporary policy context, it examines how federal rules governing student loan counseling evolved over time to embrace online…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Risk, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid
Achilles, Jenny – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2014
When the number of college access and success organizations in St. Louis, Missouri, began to grow, some leaders began noticing that organizations were not coordinating their services to reach students; rather, they were developing a tendency toward competition for limited financial resources. Student-focused organizations have the ability to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Academic Persistence, School Community Programs
Fernandez, Chris; Barone, Sandra; Klepfer, Kasey – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2014
Developmental education is integral to higher education in the United States. In academic year (AY) 2011-12, about one-third of all first-year undergraduates and 40 percent of first-year community college students were enrolled in at least one developmental course (NPSAS:12). Generally, students who fail to achieve adequate scores on placement…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Debt (Financial), Remedial Programs, Outcomes of Education
Fernandez, Chris; Fletcher, Carla – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2014
In December 2012, the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) released a report outlining an unexpected set of conclusions. Citing data from the U.S. Department of Education's Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B) study, the report found that, among students who earned bachelor's degrees during the 2007-2008 academic year (AY) and borrowed…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Transfer Students, Financial Aid Applicants, Demography
Rice, Erin – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2013
Over the last several years, the media, higher education researchers, and an increasing number of policymakers have pointed to the growing levels of individual and aggregate student loan debt in the United States. At approximately $1.2 trillion, outstanding student loans have surpassed credit cards as the second largest form of consumer debt in…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial), Higher Education, Graduation Rate
Shook, Melissa – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2012
The Texas B-On-Time (BOT) Loan Program is a unique state aid program intended to increase access to higher education in Texas and encourage on-time graduation. This state student loan may be completely forgiven if the otherwise eligible borrower completes his or her degree on time. The BOT Loan Program was developed in response to low on-time…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, State Aid, Time to Degree
TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2012
Student loans are likely to remain a prominent instrument for paying for college in Texas, a necessary financial tool for low- and moderate-income students. As college costs rise and growing enrollments further stretch grant funds, the policy challenge is to assist students in determining the appropriate level of student loans for their individual…
Descriptors: Grants, Student Loan Programs, Paying for College, Debt (Financial)
Neal, Micki; Fletcher, Carla; Shook, Melissa; Webster, Jeff – TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2012
As the cost and importance of education continue to rise, more college students across the U.S. begin their postsecondary education by signing a contract to repay an ever-increasing amount of student loan debt. Conventional wisdom maintains that borrowing for college is an investment in the future that should be deemed "good debt". Data…
Descriptors: College Students, Majors (Students), Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs
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