Home Home
Annotated Bibliography

Author(s):Asher, L.
Title:Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Source:http://www.ticas.org/pub_view.php?idx=232
Date:2007
Organization:The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)
Short Description:This report recommends simplifying the FAFSA process, which is widely acknowledged as a barrier to college access for many students, by letting financial aid applicants ask the IRS to provide relevant income data directly to the Department of Education. This would reduce the length and complexity of the form that applicants need to fill out, reduce the possibility for errors, and cut down on the administrative burden of data verification that currently falls on colleges and universities.
Annotation:This report recommends simplifying the FAFSA process, which is widely acknowledged as a barrier to college access for many students, by letting financial aid applicants ask the IRS to provide relevant income data directly to the Department of Education. This would reduce the length and complexity of the form that applicants need to fill out, reduce the possibility for errors, and cut down on the administrative burden of data verification that currently falls on colleges and universities.
Link: View Full Text

Print Bibliography: HyperLink 

Is this item's link broken? Report Broken Link

Associated Keywords:
Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
Documents
Financial Aid
Policy

Similar Items:
Fulfilling the Commitment: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid
Student Aid Simplification: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates at Four Year Colleges
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
2008-09 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide
Trends in college pricing 2008
An Overview of Tax Benefits for Higher Education Expenses
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states experiences
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Taxing matters
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Trends in student aid 2008
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
Financial aid in theory and practice
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
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
Willing and Able, But Not Eligible
States in the Driver's Seat
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Student debt and the class of 2006
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
Do grants matter?
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
Creating options 2006: Financial aid opportunities for individuals with disabilities
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Funding education beyond high school
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Merit aid and college access
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
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
State higher education finance: FY 2003
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
College access and tax credits
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
What every student should know about financial aid
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
Cutting interest rates, lowering student loan debt: An analysis of the congressional proposal to cut student loan interest rates in half
No way out: Student loans, financial distress, and the need for policy reform
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
What is Known About the Impact of Financial Aid? Implications for Policy
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
Getting What We Pay For: State Community College Strategies that Low-Income, Lower-Skilled Students
College access and success state data
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Federal Aid First
Orphan Foundation of America
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
Low-income students and college success: More than money
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
NASFAA's cash for college
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
New England Journal of Higher Education
State higher education finance: 2007
Condition of education 2008
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and other think about controlling college costs
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Squeeze play 2009: The public's view on college costs today
Apply to Succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Costs, prices, and affordability
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
The debt explosion among college graduates
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2007-2008
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
A college access contract
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
No merit in these scholarships
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Foster care independence act of 1999 and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Documenting the shift to merit
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college 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
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
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
Financing higher education
Trends in student aid 2005
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
NCHEMS information center
Postsecondary education opportunity
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
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Early financial aid commitment: Response to Indiana's education roundtable
Federal financial aid
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Student financing of undergraduate education 2003-04, with a special analysis of the net price of attendance and federal education tax benefits
Project on student debt.org
Measuring up 2006
GI blues
The art of student retention
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
State of college admission 2006
Unintended consequences of tuition discounting
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Accounting for state student aid: How state policy and student aid connect
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
Student financing of undergraduate education: 1999-2000
Student financing of graduate and first professional education: 1999-2000
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education.
Losing ground: A national status report on the affordability of American higher education
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
The Sallie Mae Fund
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Postsecondary education tuition and required fees in Indiana: 2007-09
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Trends in student aid 2007
Federal student financial aid: A national profile of programs in Title IV of the higher education act
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
Student loan forgiveness programs
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Policy indicators for higher education WICHE states
Emergency financial aid for community college students: Implementation and early lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund programs.
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Returning to our roots: Student access
Trends in college pricing 2006
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Trip to college
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
The feasibility of streamlining aid for college through the tax system
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Trends in college pricing 2009
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
What We Must Do To Create a System That Prepares Students for College Success
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Project Complete
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Economic state of young America
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
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
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Early intervention program and college partnerships
McNair scholar handbook
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
Academic competitiveness grant
Education Finance Council
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Career Voyages
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Indiana college access funding organizations
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Going2College.org
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
The Student Guide for High School Seniors/College Students
Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
2010 Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Report
Trends in student aid 2009
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
Rising Tuition and Enrollment in Public Higher Education
Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing
Promoting Full-Time Attendance Among Adults in Community College
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Alliance Bernstein College Savings Crunch
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
College access: From the inside out
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid volume II
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Financial aid FAQ (frequently asked questions)
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achivement
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Undergraduate students and credit cards 2004: An analysis of usage rates and trends
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
Creating options 2007: Financial aid for individuals with disabilities
George Washington University Heath Resource Center: Online clearning house on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Guia de programas federales de ayuda estudiantil 2007-2008 (The guide to federal student aid)
Financialaidtips.org
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
College bound? Don't get hooked by misleading financial aid offers
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Higher education accountability for student learning
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Pacific Northwest scholarship guide - online
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
The role of student loans in college access
Trends in college pricing 2003
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Just and efficient college finance
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Student financial aid: Need determination could be enhanced through improvements in education's estimate of applicants state tax payments
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for 2003-04 by type of institution
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Myths and realities for undocumented students attending U.S. colleges and universities
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
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
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Changes in patterns of prices and financial aid
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Contending with financial inequality
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
USA Funds
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
The impact of demographic changes on higher education
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Beyond the 49th parallel II: The affordability of university education
Financial access: What it is, what it isn't, and how to educate people about it
Access and persistence: Fall 2005