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Author(s):ECMC Foundation
Title:Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Organization:ECMC Foundation
Short Description:Realizing the College Dream is a curriculum guide that supports teachers, counselors and community-based organizations in their work to increase the expectations of attending college by low-income and first-generation college students and their families. Please complete the (brief) free registration form to access the guide.
Annotation:Realizing the College Dream is a curriculum guide that supports teachers, counselors and community-based organizations in their work to increase the expectations of attending college by low-income and first-generation college students and their families. The lessons and workshops provide students with an opportunity to think of themselves as future college students and to debunk the myth that they can’t afford college. The guide is geared for middle school, high school and community college students and adult learners, as well as parents and family members. It can be used in a variety of settings including classrooms, after-school programs, Saturday programs, and community and faith-based programs.
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Adult Students
Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College Access
College Access Program Curricula and Instructional Resources
College and Career Planning (for Parents)
College and Career Planning (for Students)
Community Colleges
Financial Aid
First Generation College Students
High School
Low-Income Students
Middle School
Non-traditional Students
Preparation/College Readiness
Spanish-Language Publications
Teaching/Teacher Quality

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Don't get scammed on your way to college!
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
The College Dream: A Guide for Parents
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Colorado Reports
Top 10 tips for college admissions and financial aid
The Breakthrough High School project
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Teacher credentials and student achivement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Career Voyages
AMS Scholarships and Fellowships
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
Grants for Individuals: Minorities
Financial aid myths
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
An Overview of Tax Benefits for Higher Education Expenses
NASFAA's cash for college
Trends in college pricing 2008
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates at Four Year Colleges
Student Aid Simplification: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Top 25 colleges for Latinos
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Adventures in education: For parents
2007 Guide to applying for financial aid and scholarships
Explaining financial aid
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Indiana college access funding organizations
Education Finance Council
The future of public education in New Orleans
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Tips for parents with high school teens: Countdown to college
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
States in the Driver's Seat
Seizing the Measurement Moment
2010 Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Report
Trends in student aid 2008
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Schools, Skills, and Synapses
Flexible learning options for adult students
Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and other think about controlling college costs
Rising Tuition and Enrollment in Public Higher Education
SREB Factbook on higher education
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Cherokee Nation Higher Education Scholarship Programs
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
The Student Guide
Guide for parents in the college admission process
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics
Guide to colleges for mothers
Repayment glossary
SoMD CAN Curriculum Guides
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Addressing the needs of adult learners
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Tips for finding a college match: Characteristics your child should consider
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states
Financial aid for Native American students
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Undergraduate students and credit cards 2004: An analysis of usage rates and trends
The debt explosion among college graduates
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
College students working: The choice nexus
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Work first, study second: Adult undergraduates who combine employment and postsecondary enrollment
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The role of student loans in college access
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Financial aid resources
Foster youth: Funding for college
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Early commitment financial aid programs
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Foster care independence act of 1999 and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Student financing of graduate and first professional education: 1999-2000
Who goes to college? High school context, academic preparation, the college choice process, and college attendance
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Measuring up 2006
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Scholarship Help
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
College Goal Sunday
Early college cost estimator
The Princeton Review
College Prep 101
Gender gap grows
Financial access: What it is, what it isn't, and how to educate people about it
Dollars for Scholars
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Educational needs index
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Creating options 2006: Financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
Lumina Foundation focus
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Profiles of Indiana and US colleges and universities
U Links
General financial aid resources
Federal financial aid
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
Peak experiences
Admission possible
Teens and technology: Youth are leading the transition to a fully wired and mobile nation
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
National association of state approving agencies
Contending with financial inequality
Saving for College Website
Taxing matters
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
College Planning Network
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
College Compass
FinAid! financial aid website
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Postsecondary education opportunity
Overcoming obstacles to preparing for college: Perspectives from a rural Upward Bound program
The mentoring of disadvantaged youth
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
Student aid and postsecondary tax preferences: Limited research exists on the effectiveness of tools to assist students and families through Title IV student aid and tax preferences
Reaching out to diverse populations: What can schools do to foster family-school connections?
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Trends in college pricing 2003
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
Costs, prices, and affordability
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Quick facts about student debt
Kids Count state-level data online
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Improving lives: Ensuring the academic success of low-income adults
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
It's not what you tell them, it's what they hear: College access marketing in your community
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Task force on college access for students from low-income backgrounds
Understanding college access for under-represented students: Trends, issues, and strategies
Trends in college pricing 2006
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Indiana Higher Education Opportunity Data Book
Creating options 2007: Financial aid for individuals with disabilities
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
The family: America's smallest school
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Student debt and the class of 2006
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
American Indian Scholarships
Scholarships for American Indians
Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships
Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
Fixing No Child Left Behind
State higher education finance: 2007
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
National Center for Family Literacy
Sticker shock quiz: How much does college really cost?
Trends in college pricing 2009
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
Financial aid in theory and practice
Student Debt and the Class of 2010, November 2011
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Purdue opportunity awards program
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
Community college fast facts
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
The Kalamazoo Promise
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
Pacific Northwest scholarship guide - online
College Board scholarship search
Indiana Association for the Gifted Scholarship
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Economic mobility project
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
How the borrowing process works
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Strategic directions in Indiana education
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations