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Author(s):McSwain, C., and Davis, R
Title:College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Organization:Institute for Higher Education Policy
Short Description:Expanding access to higher education is critical to improving the lives of the working poor, as jobs in today’s economy increasingly require some higher education. The nation also needs higher educational achievement levels from this substantial sector of the population—about 14 percent of individuals ages 24–64—in order to meet the growing demands for a more highly skilled workforce.
Annotation:Expanding access to higher education is critical to improving the lives of the working poor, as jobs in today’s economy increasingly require some higher education. The nation also needs higher educational achievement levels from this substantial sector of the population—about 14 percent of individuals ages 24–64—in order to meet the growing demands for a more highly skilled workforce. Today, however, the working poor face obstacles that continue to derail their efforts to attend, pay for, and complete college. As detailed in this report, working poor adults enroll in college at lower rates and are less likely to complete college. Even when accounting for financial aid, they struggle to meet the rising prices of higher education.
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Adult Students
College Access
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
Financial Aid
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives
Non-traditional Students
Social and Economic Benefits/Economic Development

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Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Education watch online
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
College students working: The choice nexus
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
National Pathways to College Network
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection