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Author(s):US Department of Education
Title:A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Short Description:Examines the state of US college access, affordability, financial aid, student success, accountability and transparency, and innovation in the twenty-first century.
Annotation:This report examines the state of US college access, affordability, financial aid, student success, accountability and transparency, and innovation in the twenty-first century. While many high points are applauded, significant shortcomings in the US system of higher education are brought to attention in the report.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College Access
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
National Perspectives
Preparation/College Readiness
Social and Economic Benefits/Economic Development
Student Success

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Center for Student Opportunity
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
American Indian higher education consortium
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Education pays 2006
Graduating with debt: The biggest threat to young American's financial well-being?
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Catching the Dream
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
College Access Challenge Grants: Including Adult Learners, Strengthening Student Success
Seizing the Measurement Moment
Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
Rewriting the Rules of the Game: State Funding, Accountability, and Autonomy in Public Higher Education
NASFAA's cash for college
Trends in college pricing 2008
Trends in student aid 2008
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Federal student aid formula: Cost-of-living adjustment could increase aid to a small percentage of students in high-cost areas but could also further complicate aid process
Trends in college pricing 2009
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Student debt and the class of 2008
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
Apply to Succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
What is Known About the Impact of Financial Aid? Implications for Policy
Economic Returns to Education: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and Where We Are Going – Some Brief Pointers
Student Debt and the Class of 2010, November 2011
Generation broke: The growth of debt among young Americans
Consolidation loans: Redesign options and considerations
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Parents are too optimistic about scholarships
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
The federal government and the student aid partnership
Reclaiming the American dream
National Center for College Costs
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Access to higher education in Indiana
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
College access marketing campaigns: Influencing college-going behaviors of underrepresented students
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
Admission possible
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
Cashing in on the GI bill
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
The Navigator
Foundation for excellent schools
Public attitudes on higher education
Latino achievement in America
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
2006-2007 NASFAA financial aid night and counselor's materials
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Student debt levels continue to rise: Stafford indebtedness: 1999 update
Collision course: Rising college costs threaten America’s future and require shared solutions
TRIO Programs
No merit in these scholarships
Changes in Pell grant utilization at Indiana Title IV institutions from 1992 to 2003
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
College planning resource directory
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Community college fast facts
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
Panel presentation: More on affordability
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
The Student Guide for High School Seniors/College Students
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
What every student should know about financial aid
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
How do I pay for college?
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
The Student Guide
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
Developing your vision while attending college
Fund Your Future: Counselors' Guide
Opening Doors project publications
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
2005-2006 Alabama Board of Education report card: A state summary
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
California: State accountability report card 2005-06