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Leveling the Playing Field: Expanding Access to Higher Education
There has been a fundamental shift in our nation's priorities for ensuring access to higher education. In the 1970s and 1980s, most aid was awarded in grants, while loans remained relatively low. Over the last two decades, ...
Latinos and Education: Explaining the Attainment Gap
(Pew Research Center, 2009-10-07)
Nearly nine-in-ten (89%) Latino young adults say that a college education is important for success in life, yet only about half that number—48%—say that they themselves plan to get a college degree, according to a new ...
Low-Income Students: Who They Are and How They Pay for Their Education
(U.S Department of Education; National Center for Education Statistics, 2000-03-01)
Students from low-income families typically need substantial financial assistance to be able to attend college. This report examines the characteristics of low-income undergraduates and how they pay for college. It begins ...
The California Dream and its Future: Indicators of Educational and Economic Opportunity in the Golden State
This report is an in depth analysis of economic and educational indicators in the nation's largest state. The report concludes that low-income students are bearing a larger burden in paying for college than middle- and ...
Challenges Facing “Pay-What-You-Can-Afford” Tuitions at Public Universities
(Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, 2009)
Pay-What-You-Can-Afford (PWYCA) tuition structures are a suggested way to offset declines in state appropriations to public higher education, without limiting access for qualified low-income students. The concept implements ...