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Author(s):Geckler, C., Beach, C., Pih, M.,and Yan, L.
Title:Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Short Description:This is the final report from MDRC of two programs created by Lumina Foundation for Education to assist community college students at risk of dropping out because of unexpected financial crises.
Annotation:This is the final report from MDRC of two programs created by Lumina Foundation for Education to assist community college students at risk of dropping out because of unexpected financial crises. Eleven community colleges participated in Dreamkeepers, and 26 tribal colleges or universities participated in Angel Fund. Both student aid recipients and administrators say the emergency aid helped students remain in college, and data show that aid recipients reenroll at rates roughly comparable to the average on their campuses. The report suggests several key challenges for colleges interested in starting similar programs.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
Community Colleges
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Financial Aid
Low-Income Students
Need-based Aid
Non-traditional Students

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Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter
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
Education a Tu Alcance (Spanish Version)
Fund Your Future: Counselors' Guide
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
College access and tax credits
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Colorado Reports
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
2005-2006 Alabama Board of Education report card: A state summary
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Higher education accountability for student learning
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Project on student debt: State by state data
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Opportunity in America: The role of education
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Federal Aid First
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Back to College (Back2College)
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Fixing No Child Left Behind
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Fast foward: Find your place - faster
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Economic state of young America
2010 Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Report
What We Must Do To Create a System That Prepares Students for College Success