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Condition of Access Higher Education for Lower Income Students

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ISBN-10: 1573565172

ISBN-13: 9781573565172

Edition: 2002

Authors: Donald E. Heller

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Price signals received by lower income students, as well as educational decisions those price signals are prompting, have potentially serious consequences. Heller asserts that increased access to higher education institutions for lower income students must be established as a national priority--as an implicit promise to lower income families. This book clearly outlines the gap in college participation between rich and poor, stimulating discussion of barriers to postsecondary education for the most needy students. A group of expert researchers, led by Donald Heller, use the most recent research available to discuss the state of access to America's higher education institutions for lower income students. They examine the postsecondary education patterns of lower income students in the U.S. Also considered is the status of student aid programs. Academic and social factors that help prepare a student to remain in the higher education system are considered, along with demographic trends facing the nation and recommendations for moving the country toward the ideals of the Truman Commission of the mid-twentieth century.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/24/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 179
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
College Access Issues for Lower Income Students
Educational Opportunity in America
An Issue of Equity
Student Aid Programs
Federal Student Aid in Historical Perspective
State Aid and Student Access: The Changing Picture
Changing Patterns of Institutional Aid: Impact on Access and Education Policy
Early Intervention, Remediation, and Support Services
Pre-college Outreach and Early Intervention Programs
Beyond Money: Support Strategies for Disadvantaged Students
The Future
The Demographic Window of Opportunity: College Access and Diversity in the New Century
Policy Priorities and Political Realities
Index