Financial Aid

Cracking the Student Aid Code: Parent and Student Perspectives on Paying for College

A knowledge deficit continues to exist when it comes to paying for college and navigating the financial aid process – and that deficit is most prevalent for Latino and low-income students. This report, from the College Board Advocacy and Policy More »

California

Californians and Higher Education

A depressed economy and an ongoing state budget deficit are taking a toll on Californians’ views about state funding for public higher education. According to this statewide survey from the Public Policy Institute of California, 57 percent of parents with More »

Affordability

25 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College

Encouraging more students to attend community colleges, FAFSA reform, moving more classes online, and three-year bachelor’s degrees are among the suggestions found in this report, from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. The study details how colleges and universities More »

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Reports

Grading Higher Education: Giving Consumers the Information They Need

Students and families need more information on the benefits and value that students get from their degree, according to this report, from the Brookings Institution. The report calls on the federal government to be the source for accurate consumer information More »

Reports

Lumina Foundation Focus: Fall 2010

College costs are going up, but so are the stakes for postsecondary attainment. This Lumina Foundation publication examines the financial challenges facing 21st century students and the programs and policies that are helping them achieve their higher education goals.

Affordability

Trends in College Pricing 2010

In this publication, the College Board reports that in-state tuition and fees at public four-year institutions averaged $7,605 in 2010-11, 7.9 percent higher than in 2009-10. Tuition and fees went up 6 percent for public two-year colleges and 4.5 percent More »

Affordability

Finishing the First Lap: The Cost of First-Year Student Attrition in America's Four-Year Colleges and Universities

This report from the American Institutes for Research shows that during a five-year span, state and federal governments spent more than $9 billion on students who did not return for their second year at a four-year college or university. It More »

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