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Author(s):Keaton, E
Title:Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Organization:Center for Policy Entrepreneurship
Short Description:Each year 65,000 undocumented immigrant students graduate from American high schools, but are unable to attend college. This report examines a bipartisan legislative proposal – tuition equity – that seeks to improve educational opportunities for qualified, but undocumented, high school graduates.
Annotation:Each year 65,000 undocumented immigrant students graduate from American high schools, but are unable to attend college. This report examines a bipartisan legislative proposal – tuition equity – that seeks to improve educational opportunities for qualified, but undocumented, high school graduates. Intended as a resource for lawmakers, educators and advocates, the report examines the context of the issue, analyzes federal and state tuition equity laws, summarizes arguments for and against the proposal, and provides Colorado specific information, including a recommendation for action.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College Access
Low-Income Students
State-Level Information
Undocumented Immigrant/Immigrant/Migrant Students

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Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Developing your vision while attending college
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Changes in patterns of prices and financial aid
National association of street schools
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Gender gap grows
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Academic pathways to access and student success
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
National HIRE network: Resources and assistance: Indiana
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
Trends in college pricing 2006
National College Access Program Directory
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
American Indian higher education consortium
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
First generation college students: A literature review
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for 2003-04 by type of institution
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Lumina Foundation for Education
National Pathways to College Network
Council for Opportunity in Education
Our impoverished view of education reform
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
College is possible
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Indicators of opportunity in higher education
Trends in college pricing 2003
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Upward Bound
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
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
Early commitment financial aid programs
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
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
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
Financing higher education
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
Financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Student financing of undergraduate education: 1999-2000
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
Educational equity center at AED
Education pays 2006
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Talent Development High Schools
Improving lives: Ensuring the academic success of low-income adults
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states
The debt explosion among college graduates
Cutting interest rates, lowering student loan debt: An analysis of the congressional proposal to cut student loan interest rates in half
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Funding education beyond high school
Trends in postsecondary access and interventions needed
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Financial access: What it is, what it isn't, and how to educate people about it
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Project GRAD
Student financing of undergraduate education 2003-04, with a special analysis of the net price of attendance and federal education tax benefits
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Merit aid and college access
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Prep for prep
Project on student debt.org
Documenting the shift to merit
Postsecondary education tuition and required fees in Indiana: 2007-09
Price isn't the only consideration: Look beyond the cost side of the equation
Education a Tu Alcance (Spanish Version)
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
College access and tax credits
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Socioeconomic school integration, Race, class, and integration: Gaining new insights
Economic diversity on campus
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Costs, prices, and affordability
Academic competitiveness grant
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Facts about college access and affordability
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
The Student Guide for High School Seniors/College Students
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
College Access Challenge Grants: Including Adult Learners, Strengthening Student Success
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Rising Tuition and Enrollment in Public Higher Education
Financial aid in theory and practice
Flexible learning options for adult students
What is Known About the Impact of Financial Aid? Implications for Policy
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
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
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
American Indian Scholarships
Grants for Individuals: Minorities
Cherokee Nation Higher Education Scholarship Programs