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Publicly Available Resources and Reports 

Below are publicly available resources and reports from NSPA and external sources. 

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Application Process

Members-only section includes articles on topics such as: Application Questions, Criteria & Eligibility, Required Documents, Universal Applications, and more.

Publicly accessible reports: 

Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions
Making Caring Common Project and Harvard Graduate School of Education

A Federal Legal and Policy Primer on Scholarships: Key Non-discrimination Principles and Actionable Strategies for Institutions of Higher Ed and Private Scholarship Providers 
Arthur Coleman and Teresa Taylor from Education Counsel in collaboration with the National Scholarship Providers Association and the College Board 


Award Displacement
 
Publicly accessible reports:
 
National Scholarship Providers Association
 
National Scholarship Providers Association

 
College and Career Readiness

Publicly accessible reports: 

Parental Influences on Postsecondary Decision Making
Benjamin L. Castleman and Lindsay C. Page, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2016
ACT

College Access

Publicly accessible reports: 

Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility

Raj Chetty, Stanford University and NBER; John N. Friedman, Brown University and NBER; Emmanuel Saez, UC-Berkeley and NBER; Nicholas Turner, US Treasury; Danny Yagan, UC-Berkeley and NBER 

Current Term Enrollment Estimates - Fall 2016 
NRC Research Center

Fulfilling the Promise, Serving the Need: Advancing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students
U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Under Secretary, Washington, D.C.

Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2016 Historical Trend Report
The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education

Undermining Pell: Volume III - The News Keeps Getting Worse for Low-Income Students
Stephen Burd, New America

Redefining Access for the 21st-Century Student
Institute for Higher Education Policy

Completion

Publicly accessible reports:

Undergraduate Degree Earners Report, 2015-16
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Data Point: Persistence and Attainment Among Postsecondary Subbaccalaureate Students
U.S. Department of Education

Donor Relations

Members-only section includes articles on topics such as: Donor-Advised Funds, Endowments, Recognition, Reporting, and more.

Financial Aid and Student Loans

Publicly accessible reports: 

"Outside" College or University Scholarships and Award Displacement: Information for Students and Families - Why Does Award Displacement Occur?  
National Scholarship Providers Association

Use of Private Student Loans
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Trends in Student Aid 2016
The College Board

Student Debt and the Class of 2015
Institute for College Access and Success

States of Denial: Where Community College Students Lack Access to Federal Student Loans
The Institute for College Access & Success

Federal Student Aid Data Center
U.S. Department of Education

Strengthening Federal Student Aid: An Assessment of Proposals for Reforming Federal Student Loan Repayment and Federal Education Tax Benefits
Sandy Baum & Martha Johnson, Urban Institute

Strengthening Federal Student Aid: Reforming the Student Loan Repayment System
Sandy Baum & Martha Johnson, Urban Institute

Strengthening Federal Student Aid: Reforming Education Tax Credits and Deductions
Sandy Baum & Martha Johnson, Urban Institute

Tips and Tools for the 17-18 FAFSA
Federal Student Aid

Fixing the Time Crunch to Help Students
National College Access Network (NCAN)

FAFSA Resource Page
National College Access Network

College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017–18 FAFSA
Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education

Early FAFSA and Priority Aid Deadline Guidance from Education Department Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to College Presidents
Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education

Prior-Prior Year for Regional Forums
CollegeBoard

Prior-Prior Year Action Plan
College Board

Prior-Prior Year Toolkit
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

Open Letter to Education Community
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers & National Association for College Admission Counseling & National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs & National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators & National College Access Network The College Board

Forms and Samples Library

Members-only section includes articles on topics such as: Award Letters, Impact and Logic Models, Job Descriptions, Letter to Colleges and Universities, Policies, and more.

General Resources

Members-only section includes articles on topics such as: College Access, Non-academic Attributes, Race, and more.

Laws, Regulations, and Taxes

Members-only section includes articles on topics such as: Pension Protection Act of 2006, Prior-Prior Year and Early FAFSA, Scholarships and Internships, State and Federal Student Aid, and more. 

Publicly accessible reports: 

Education Counsel Publications
Various

Professional Development 

Members-only section includes articles on topics such as: Collaboration; Communications; Resilience; Time, Task, and Email Management; Work-Life Balance, and more.

Review and Selection Process  

Members-only section includes articles on topics such as: Assessing Need, Essays, GPA, Interviews, Scoring, Selection Committee, and more.

Scholar Demographics  

Members-only section includes articles on topics such as: At-Risk Students, Black and African American Students, First-Generation Students, LGBTQ Students, Undocumented Students, and more. 

Publicly accessible reports:

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Key Data Highlights Focusing on Race and Ethnicity and Promising Practices
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education

Time & Money: Contemporary college students want cost-efficient and flexible schooling options
Strayer University and the U.S. News & World Report

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2016

National Center for Education Statistics

Student Support Services

Publicly accessible reports:

More than Dollars for Scholars: The Impact of the Dell Scholars Program on College Access, Persistence and Degree Attainment
Lindsay C. Page, University of Pittsburgh & Benjamin L. Castleman, University of Virginia & Gumilang A. Sahadewo, University of Pittsburgh

Nudging for Success: Using behavioral Science to Improve the Postsecondary Student Journey
Ideas 42

Pathways to Progress: Forging Strategies to Broaden Impact
Equal Measure

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Key Data Highlights Focusing on Race and Ethnicity and Promising Practices
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education

Trends

Publicly accessible reports: 

Trends in Student Aid 2016
The College Board

Trends and the Changing Landscape in Higher Education
Mark Kantrowitz
Cost - $25 for Members; $35 for Non Members

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2016

National Center for Education Statistics

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