A SYSTEM IN NEED OF REPAIR: Federal Student Financial Aid System Must Be Changed to Focus on Completion, Not Access, Says New Alliance Report ArticleDecember 10, 2012
A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education outlines serious problems with the current federal student financial aid system and calls on policymakers to simplify both the process and the programs and shift the system’s emphasis from simply access to providing the overall support resulting in postsecondary degree completion.
Center for Student Opportunity Debuts New College Guidebook Targeted to Underserved Students ArticleNovember 17, 2008
Last month, Center for Student Opportunity released a new guidebook dedicated to promoting college opportunity for the traditionally underserved. The College Access & Opportunity Guide profiles over 225 four-year colleges and universities offering college access and retention programs for first-generation, low-income, and minority college-bound students.
TEACHING FELLOWS ACT: Senate Bill Would Offer Tuition Assistance and Teaching Scholarships to Promote Careers in Education ArticleOctober 21, 2002
Earlier this month, Sens. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) introduced legislation that would encourage students to undertake a career in education.
The idea of using public funds for private schools in the form of vouchers was put forth in the 1960s by economist Milton Friedman as a way to bring choice and market forces into the business of education.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the practice of allowing disadvantaged students to use public funds to attend private, religious schools.
Today, more high school students than ever before hope to go to college and earn a degree, but high tuition costs and lack of financial aid has forced many undergraduates, especially lower-income students, to choose between their studies and work.