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Author(s):Erisman, W., and Looney, S
Title:Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Organization:Institute for Higher Education Policy
Short Description:This report describes the demographic and educational characteristics of the U.S. immigrant population and discusses barriers faced by legal immigrants seeking to enroll in postsecondary education. The report focuses on older immigrants, who confront significant challenges in understanding and gaining access to the U.S. system of higher education because they did not attend American primary and secondary schools.
Annotation:This report describes the demographic and educational characteristics of the U.S. immigrant population and discusses barriers faced by legal immigrants seeking to enroll in postsecondary education. The report focuses on older immigrants, who confront significant challenges in understanding and gaining access to the U.S. system of higher education because they did not attend American primary and secondary schools. It also examines the characteristics of and the barriers to persistence and completion faced by immigrant students who do enroll in college—a group that makes up 12 percent of the U.S. undergraduate population but has received relatively little attention in the public policy arena.
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Adult Students
College Access
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students
Student Success
Undocumented Immigrant/Immigrant/Migrant Students

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Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Community college fast facts
White students are racially isolated
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
National College Access Program Directory
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Economic diversity on campus
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
A new way on school integration
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
College access: From the inside out
Peak experiences
Education watch online
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
The art of student retention
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Bridges to success
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
The state of college affordability in Indiana
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
National college access network
College is possible
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Public attitudes on higher education
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
Just and efficient college finance
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
TRIO Programs
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Indicators of opportunity in higher education
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
The challenge of access and persistence
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Mentoring high-school Latino students: Realism versus false hope
Postsecondary education opportunity: Indiana state reports
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
Education Trust, Inc
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Academic pathways to access and student success
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Economic diversity of colleges: College-level data for researchers and the public
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
Knowledge is power program
National association of street schools
Project on student debt.org
Why segregation matters: Poverty and educational inequality
State of college admission 2006
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
Reclaiming the American dream
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Socioeconomic school integration, Race, class, and integration: Gaining new insights
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
American Indian higher education consortium
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
A Better Chance.org
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
A college access contract
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Teacher credentials and student achivement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Using socioeconomic diversity to improve school outcomes
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
States' progress toward high school restructuring
National and state data
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics
Immigration debate resources
Latinos in undergraduate education
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Costs, prices, and affordability
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
2010 Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Report
Rising Tuition and Enrollment in Public Higher Education
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
An Overview of Tax Benefits for Higher Education Expenses
Fulfilling the Commitment: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid
Trends in college pricing 2008