This fact sheet provides an overview of today's students and recognizes some of the barriers to success they face. It concludes with recommendations for improving access to public benefits for college students.
The America's College Promise Act would eliminate significant barriers to low-income, first-time students or students and workers who wish to improve their lives.
The “Simplifying Financial Aid for Students Act” would streamline the financial aid process by making it easier for more low-income students to apply—and qualify—for federal student aid.
CLASP statement on the Aim Higher Act.
In this bylined article, Rosa Garcia outlines a policy strategy to help low-income students attain a postsecondary education.
Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield is quoted about the importance of having good research about increasing financial aid and lessening students' unmet need.
Lauren Walizer's recent brief on the need to raise the "Auto-Zero" EFC threshold is featured on the National Association for Student Financial Aid Adminstrators.
For low-income students, it’s critical to expand current political thinking to include raising the threshold for the automatic zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
CLASP issued this statement breaking down the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill.
Cites CLASP's support for America's College Promise Act.