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Author(s):Price, D., and Roberts, B
Title:Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Source:http://www.workingpoorfamilies.org/pdfs/Policy_...
Date:2007
Organization:The Working Poor Families Project
Short Description:A few states – including several with Working Poor Families Project partners – are in the forefront of addressing college access for working adults. This policy brief describes these efforts and offers recommendations for states to strengthen financial aid programs that facilitate the enrollment of working adults and their success in college.
Annotation:The Working Poor Families Project (WPFP) supports efforts of state nonprofit organizations to strengthen state policies that can assist low-income workers to achieve economic security and become productive participants in the economy. WPFP encourages state groups to address the issue of college affordability for working adults. States that want – and need – to increase the educational attainment of their workforce should consider public policies that target working adults who need to improve their education and workforce skills. A few states – including several with Working Poor Families Project partners – are in the forefront of addressing college access for working adults. This policy brief describes these efforts and offers recommendations for states to strengthen financial aid programs that facilitate the enrollment of working adults and their success in college.
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Adult Students
Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College Access
Documents
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
Financial Aid
Need-based Aid
Non-traditional Students
Pell Grants
Policy
Social and Economic Benefits/Economic Development
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Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
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Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Losing ground: A national status report on the affordability of American higher education
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Myths and realities for undocumented students attending U.S. colleges and universities
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Student financing of undergraduate education: 1999-2000
Student financing of graduate and first professional education: 1999-2000
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Financial aid: A shared agenda to achieve access and success for under-served students
National Pathways to College Network
Education Trust, Inc
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)
Indiana dollars for scholars
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Miles to go: Louisiana
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Evaluation summary: Montgomery GI bill program, Montgomery GI bill - selected reserve program, survivors' and dependents' educational assistance program
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
The growing gap between reality and policy in opportunity in for higher education
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Section 529 state college savings programs
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
College is possible
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Failing grades? American families and their college savings efforts
National HIRE network: Resources and assistance: Indiana
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
Guide to colleges for mothers
Student African American Brotherhood
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Costs, prices, and affordability
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Who graduates in California?
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
George Washington University Heath Resource Center: Online clearning house on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
States' progress toward high school restructuring
2005-2006 Alabama Board of Education report card: A state summary
What We Must Do To Create a System That Prepares Students for College Success
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Squeeze play 2009: The public's view on college costs today
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Going2College.org
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
College planning resource directory
Federal Aid First
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Indiana's guide to paying for college
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Early intervention program and college partnerships
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
The Student Guide for High School Seniors/College Students
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Federal education budget project
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
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Foster youth: Tips for completing the FAFSA (2008-09)
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
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Rising Tuition and Enrollment in Public Higher Education
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Economic Returns to Education: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and Where We Are Going – Some Brief Pointers
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis
Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues and “DREAM Act” Legislation
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Student loans and public accountability
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
The Breakthrough High School project
Higher education accountability for student learning
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
African American students and U.S. high schools
Developing your vision while attending college
Purdue opportunity awards program
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Manchester College: Fast forward program
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Parent primer on career exploration
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Economic diversity on campus
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Finding the right college for you
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
College access and tax credits
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Questbridge
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Financial aid, access, and America's social contract with higher education
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Cutting interest rates, lowering student loan debt: An analysis of the congressional proposal to cut student loan interest rates in half
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
The debt explosion among college graduates
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
Puente Project
Indiana family college savings program
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Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Bridges to success
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
Creating options 2006: Financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Beyond the 49th parallel II: The affordability of university education
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
State of college admission 2006
GI bill: A reality check
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Student financing of undergraduate education 2003-04, with a special analysis of the net price of attendance and federal education tax benefits
Contending with financial inequality
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Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Task force on college access for students from low-income backgrounds
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
National Center for College Costs
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
USA Funds
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Financing higher education
Public attitudes on higher education
TRIO Programs
Collision course: Rising college costs threaten America’s future and require shared solutions
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
The challenge of access and persistence
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Indicators of opportunity in higher education
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Trends in college pricing 2003
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Higher education reauthorization: Issues and options
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Changes in Pell grant utilization at Indiana Title IV institutions from 1992 to 2003
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
A guide to establishing community-based college access centers
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
CollegeCosts.info
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
Trends in college pricing 2005
National college access network
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Reclaiming the American dream
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
NSLDS student access: National sudent loan data system
College planning center
36th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid, 2004 - 2005 academic year
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Changes in patterns of prices and financial aid
Financial access: What it is, what it isn't, and how to educate people about it
Early financial aid commitment: Response to Indiana's education roundtable
National association of street schools
Federal financial aid
Economic diversity of colleges: College-level data for researchers and the public
Saving for College Website
Lumina Foundation focus
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Our impoverished view of education reform
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Consolidation loans: Redesign options and considerations
Parents are too optimistic about scholarships
Quick facts about student debt
National Urban League Scholarships
Trip to college
Talent Development High Schools
Kids Count state-level data online
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
How do I pay for college?
Latinos in graduate education
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Emergency financial aid for community college students: Implementation and early lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund programs.
The UW-Madison sixth annual plan 2008 campus forum
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
The future of public education in New Orleans
Starfish Initiative
Best Business Schools
Center for native education
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Education a Tu Alcance (Spanish Version)
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2007-2008
Seizing the Measurement Moment
How much are college students borrowing?
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
The feasibility of streamlining aid for college through the tax system
Student debt and the class of 2007
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
What do we know about the economic benefits of the GED? A synthesis of evidence from recent research
School funding's tragic flaw
American Indian Scholarships
Fast foward: Find your place - faster
Cherokee Nation Higher Education Scholarship Programs
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
The economics of higher education access in Indiana
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
The Kalamazoo Promise
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Explaining financial aid