Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

Finance/Financial Aid

Landscape Analysis of Emergency Aid Programs

This report provides a comprehensive look at colleges’ use of emergency aid to address a variety of student needs.

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Finance/Financial Aid

Out of Pocket: The High Cost of Inadequate High Schools and High School Student Achievement on College Affordability

This report examines how out-of-pocket tuition costs and additional living expense costs effect students of all income levels.

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Finance/Financial Aid

Undermining Pell: How Colleges’ Pursuit of Prestige and Revenue is Hurting Low-Income Students

The report from The New America Foundation suggests an increasing number of colleges are using their financial resources to fiercely compete for the students they most desire: the best and brightest, and the wealthiest. The report assesses institutions using two metrics: the proportion of undergraduate students on a campus that have Pell Grants, and an institution’s net price (the average amount paid after grant and scholarship aid is deducted from a college’s list price) for students with family incomes less than $30,000.

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Finance/Financial Aid

A Federal Work Study Reform Agenda to Better Serve Low-Income Students

This report from Young Invincibles recommends reforming Federal Work Study to better serve low-income students working their way through school, and providing them with experience and skills for today’s economy.

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