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Synopsis: Designing a State Student Grant Program

The recent economic downturn has combined with several notable events in higher education to focus attention on states’ student financial aid programs and policies. Policymakers in many states are working to improve existing grant programs, and some are considering completely More »

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Synopsis: Student Loan Forbearance and its Relationship to Default

As the number and volume of student loans increase nationally, lenders and policy-makers are looking more closely than ever at the use of loan forbearance. Their main question: Does forbearance work? In other words, does forbearance — allowing a borrower More »

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From Soldier to Student: Easing the Transition of Service Members on Campus

How well prepared is higher education to serve more than 2 million veterans who will be returning from Iraq and Afghanistan? From Soldier to Student: Easing the Transition of Service Members on Campus assesses the current state of programs and More »

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Higher Education Reform: Incorporating the Needs of Foster Youth - Casey Family Programs

The Higher Education Act is not the silver bullet for improving postsecondary educational outcomes for foster care youth, but it is a potential trigger for other needed reforms and represents an opportunity for the federal government to demonstrate leadership in More »

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Policies in Sync: Appropriations, Tuition, and Financial Aid for Higher Education

This compilation of papers examines how to structure financial aid and financing policies and practices to maximize participation, access, and success for all students and to promote more informed decision-making on issues surrounding financial aid and financing in higher education. More »

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From the Prison Track to the College Track

Ideally, between the ages of 16 to 24 young people become confident, competent learners as they solidify academic, interpersonal, and social skills, explore future options, and develop a realistic sense of what it will take to make such options a More »

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State Financial Aid: Policies to Enhance Articulation and Transfer

This study is part of WICHE’s project Changing Direction: Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financing Policy, which examines how to structure financial aid and financing policies and practices to maximize participation, access, and success for all students and to More »

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