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Author(s):King, J., and Cook, B
Title:2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Organization:American Council on Education
Short Description:The American Council on Education’s 2007 Status Report on the Pell Grant Program provides a comprehensive picture of the history and current state of the Pell Grant program. Using data from various federal sources, this report tracks key indicators of the growth and distribution of Pell Grants over the program’s history and describes how these grants fit into the overall college financing scheme of low-income students.
Annotation:The American Council on Education’s 2007 Status Report on the Pell Grant Program provides a comprehensive picture of the history and current state of this program. ACE offers this report as part of its ongoing commitment to the Pell Grant program and the larger goal of broadening access to high-quality higher education. Using data from various federal sources, this report tracks key indicators of the growth and distribution of Pell Grants over the program’s history and describes how these grants fit into the overall college financing scheme of low-income students. It updates ACE’s 2003 Status Report on the Pell Grant Program.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
Financial Aid
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives
Need-based Aid
Pell Grants

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Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Economic mobility project
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Federal education budget project
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Urban school reform: Achievement and school climate outcomes for the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
A new way on school integration
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Generation broke: The growth of debt among young Americans
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
African American students and U.S. high schools
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2007-2008
Guia de programas federales de ayuda estudiantil 2007-2008 (The guide to federal student aid)
The Student Guide
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Colorado Reports
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
2005-2006 Alabama Board of Education report card: A state summary
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
California: State accountability report card 2005-06
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Percent receiving federal financial aid and average amount per recipient
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Center for Law and Social Policy
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
SREB Factbook on higher education
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing
Schools, Skills, and Synapses
Student debt and the class of 2007
School funding's tragic flaw
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
College Access Challenge Grants: Including Adult Learners, Strengthening Student Success
Student Debt and the Class of 2010, November 2011
How much are college students borrowing?
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
Targeting of student aid programs according to financial need
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
38th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2006-2007 Academic year
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures
George Washington University Heath Resource Center: Online clearning house on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Washington: Key Education Facts and Figures
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Opening Doors project publications
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Developing your vision while attending college
Education a Tu Alcance (Spanish Version)
College Access: Indiana
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Funding your graduate education: Sources of information
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Low income student scholarships
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Grants for Individuals: Minorities
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
The Breakthrough High School project
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Pacific Northwest scholarship guide - online
The future of public education in New Orleans
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
A Better Chance.org
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
2007 Guide to applying for financial aid and scholarships
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
Gender gap grows
Section 529 state college savings programs
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
College costs estimator service
National association of street schools
Project GRAD
College access: Results from a survey of low-income teens and parents
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Creating options 2006: Financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities
State of college admission 2006
Publications by Sean-Michael Green
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
National association of state approving agencies
GI bill: A reality check
Pell grant shares of undergraduate enrollments
The growing gap between reality and policy in opportunity in for higher education
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Changes in Pell grant utilization at Indiana Title IV institutions from 1992 to 2003
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Student loan forbearance and its relationship to default
Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
Student financial aid: Need determination could be enhanced through improvements in education's estimate of applicants state tax payments
Public attitudes on higher education
Latino achievement in America
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
Foster care independence act of 1999 and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
TRIO Programs
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Council for Opportunity in Education
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
National college access network
National Pathways to College Network
TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)