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Film Series Explores the History of Federal Financial Aid

Oct 22, 2014

Please join us for Looking Back to Move Forward: A History of Federal Financial Aid. Beginning on November 3, 2014, Lumina Foundation and the Institute for Higher Education Policy invite you to view a mini-documentary film series on the historical and political context of federal financial aid.

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Paper series funded by Lumina Foundation explores new models of student financial support

April 14, 2014

Today Lumina Foundation releases a group of 15 expert papers that explore new models of student financial support. These papers are all aimed at addressing one of the biggest barriers to college completion: the amount of money students are required to pay to complete a postsecondary degree or certificate.

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Pell Grants: Celebrating 40 Years of Educational Access

Sep 10, 2012

Once a Pell grant recipient, Lumina President Jamie Merisotis was honored at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Pell grant—the nation's most important source of federal aid for low-income, minority and first-generation college students.

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Paying for College: The Music has Stopped

April 27, 2012

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis reflects on the increasing public concern about college affordability and the urgency to rethink higher education so it is affordable in this Huffington Post article.

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Merisotis comments on new student loan rules

Oct 27, 2011

Outstanding student loans debt is projected to reach $1 trillion before the end of the year. With tuition rates growing faster than inflation the Obama administration unveiled a student loan plan to offer relief. Lumina Foundation's Jamie Merisotis tells NPR's Claudio Sanchez the Obama plan is a step in the right direction but doen't go far enough to address problems of college pricing and affordability. Listen »

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Spare Colleges The Budget Axe

May 13, 2011

Lumina President and CEO, Jamie Merisotis says the emphasis must be on what students know when they complete college, because of the critical connection between high-quality learning and workplace needs.

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