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Looking Back to Move Forward: A History of Federal Student Aid

A film series documenting the policy and the political origins of federal financial aid programs

In Looking Back to Move Forward, a documentary series produced by Lumina Foundation and the Institute for Higher Education Policy, key policy makers, their staff and education researchers provide insight into the evolution of federal student aid through their first-hand experiences with the policy making process. 

Watch part 5, June 9, 2016

The Other Side of the Ledger: Student Aid Through Tax Benefits

Previous parts 1 - 4


What did you think about the film's reflection of student aid history?