Since the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in 1996, large numbers of welfare recipients have left welfare for employment. However, much of this employment is low-skilled and provides low pay. It is widely recognized that More »
Adult Learners Research - Opening Doors: Students' Perspectives on Juggling Work, Family, and College — Overview
Many people who could benefit from community college programs either do not enroll or drop out before completing their coursework. This study uses information gathered in focus groups at six community colleges from current, former, and potential students (most of More »
Little has been done to improve the success rates of adult students, in part because so little reliable information exists about why these students fail to persist and graduate. This paper is one attempt to provide such information. This study More »
What Colleges Contribute: Institutional Aid to Full-Time Undergraduates Attending 4-Year Colleges and Universities
Many colleges and universities, both public and private, provide grant aid to undergraduates to help them pay for all or part of the tuition and fees charged by the institution. This study provides information about recent trends in institutional aid More »
This report examines why tuition discounting — the strategic use of financial aid to lower the sticker price of a college education for designated applicants — may carry unintended, negative consequences for colleges and universities and some low-income students.