Reports tagged financial aid

Barriers to Need-Based Financial Aid: Predictors of Timely FAFSA

Barriers to Need-Based Financial Aid: Predictors of Timely FAFSA Completion Among Low-Income Students

Students with the greatest need for financial aid are the least likely to meet deadlines for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), according to a study by the University of Illinois at Chicago. More » More »

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New Report: Doing Better for More Students

HCM Strategists releases a policy report on putting student outcomes at the center of federal financial aid programs. More »


Update on the Federal Maintenance of Effort Provision: Reinforcing the State Role in Public Higher Education Financing

This brief from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities looks at recent trends concerning federal maintenance of effort (MOE) provisions and their impact on state support for higher education. The report concludes that MOE provisions can be an effective incentive for getting states to strengthen their financial commitment to higher education and help keep tuition costs down. More »


Aid and Innovation

Financial aid is an effective and necessary policy lever to promote college-completion pathways, says this report from Jobs for the Future. The report examines how state policy leaders and financial aid experts are overcoming financial aid rules and regulations with innovative solutions that help more students, especially low-income student, progress toward a postsecondary credential. More »


The Economic Case for Higher Education

Higher education is both a pathway to individual economic advancement and a key factor for improving intergenerational mobility, according to this report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education. The report shows that without a degree, children born to parents in the lowest income bracket have a 45-percent chance of staying there as adults. With a degree, they have less than a 20-percent chance of remaining there. More »


Can Financial Aid Improve a Student’s Success at Louisiana’s Community Colleges?

Academic preparation may be a stronger predictor of college success than financial aid, according to a study by the American Institutes for Research. Findings from this report contend the amount of financial aid that students receive has no real impact on their academic success. Instead, preparation is a better forecaster. More »


Simplifying Student Aid: What it Would Mean for States

According to this College Board study that examined whether simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid might affect student eligibility for state need-based grant programs, little change would result in the way federal and state grants are awarded and the general integrity of aid programs would be kept intact. More »

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