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Baum, Sandy; Kurose, Charles; McPherson, Michael – Future of Children, 2013
This overview of postsecondary education in the United States reviews the dramatic changes over the past fifty years in the students who go to college, the institutions that produce higher education, and the ways it is financed. The article, by Sandy Baum, Charles Kurose, and Michael McPherson, creates the context for the articles that follow on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Finance, Institutional Characteristics
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Dynarski, Susan; Scott-Clayton, Judith – Future of Children, 2013
In the nearly fifty years since the adoption of the Higher Education Act of 1965, financial aid programs have grown in scale, expanded in scope, and multiplied in form. As a result, financial aid has become the norm among college enrollees. Aid now flows not only to traditional college students but also to part-time students, older students, and…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Higher Education, Educational Policy