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College Costs and Prices: Background and Issues for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

College Costs and Prices: Background and Issues for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Date: October 3, 2003
Creator: Skinner, Rebecca R
Description: Based on available data, college tuition and fees have been rising more rapidly than household income over the past 2 decades. The divergence is particularly pronounced for low-income households and becomes less pronounced as household income increases. In analyzing price increases, researchers have considered whether a relationship exists between federal aid and price increases. There are several ways Congress could consider addressing the issue, such as imposing price controls, offering incentives for controlling prices or costs, ensuring the public is better educated about college cost and price issues, reducing regulatory burden, or changing federal financial aid programs. It is not clear which of these strategies would be most effective, or if Congress has appropriate tools at its disposal to address the issues of costs and prices.
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Trio and GEAR UP Programs: Status and Issues

Trio and GEAR UP Programs: Status and Issues

Date: June 6, 2005
Creator: Kuenzi, Jeffrey J
Description: None
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Palestinian Education and Debate Over Textbooks

Palestinian Education and Debate Over Textbooks

Date: April 27, 2005
Creator: Pina, Aaron D
Description: None
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Saving for College Through Qualified Tuition (Section 529) Programs

Saving for College Through Qualified Tuition (Section 529) Programs

Date: December 17, 2001
Creator: Levine, Linda
Description: None
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Saving for College Through Qualified Tuition (Section 529) Programs

Saving for College Through Qualified Tuition (Section 529) Programs

Date: October 19, 2004
Creator: Levine, Linda
Description: None
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K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

K-12 Teacher Quality: Issues and Legislative Action

Date: May 14, 2004
Creator: Stedman, James B
Description: None
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Education Savings Accounts for Elementary and Secondary Education

Education Savings Accounts for Elementary and Secondary Education

Date: August 23, 2001
Creator: Lyke, Bob & Stedman, James B
Description: The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-16) that President Bush signed on June 7, 2001, includes these changes, effective after 2001. The most prominent issue they raise is whether the federal government should assist families whose children are educated in private schools. Policy questions include what effect such assistance might have on public schools and student performance and whether it would be constitutional. Concerns have also been expressed that the legislation would create compliance problems and is most likely to benefit better-off families. P.L. 107-22 renamed the accounts Coverdell education savings accounts.
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Education Savings Accounts for Elementary and Secondary Education

Education Savings Accounts for Elementary and Secondary Education

Date: January 5, 2001
Creator: Lyke, Bob & Stedman, James B
Description: The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-16) that President Bush signed on June 7, 2001, includes these changes, effective after 2001. The most prominent issue they raise is whether the federal government should assist families whose children are educated in private schools. Policy questions include what effect such assistance might have on public schools and student performance and whether it would be constitutional. Concerns have also been expressed that the legislation would create compliance problems and is most likely to benefit better-off families. P.L. 107-22 renamed the accounts Coverdell education savings accounts.
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Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

Date: August 9, 2004
Creator: McCallion, Gail
Description: None
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Indirect Costs at Academic Institutions: Background and Controversy

Indirect Costs at Academic Institutions: Background and Controversy

Date: January 3, 1997
Creator: Knezo, Genevieve J
Description: None
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Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Date: January 28, 2003
Creator: Greenfield, Susan Watkins
Description: None
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Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Date: May 24, 2002
Creator: Greenfield, Susan Watkins
Description: None
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Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Date: December 18, 2001
Creator: Greenfield, Susan Watkins
Description: None
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Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Date: June 26, 2001
Creator: Greenfield, Susan Watkins
Description: None
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Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Date: March 8, 2000
Creator: Watkins, Susan E
Description: None
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Student Loans: Proposals for Reauthorization

Student Loans: Proposals for Reauthorization

Date: July 8, 1998
Creator: Schenet, Margot A
Description: None
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Tax Benefits for Education in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997: New Legislative Developments

Tax Benefits for Education in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997: New Legislative Developments

Date: July 30, 2001
Creator: Lyke, Bob
Description: None
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Tax Benefits for Education in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997: New Legislative Developments

Tax Benefits for Education in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997: New Legislative Developments

Date: September 14, 2000
Creator: Lyke, Bob
Description: None
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Tax Benefits for Education in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

Tax Benefits for Education in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

Date: September 30, 1997
Creator: Lyke, Bob
Description: None
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Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Internships and Fellowships: Congressional, Federal, and Other Work Experience Opportunities

Date: June 2, 1997
Creator: Hillson, Barbara
Description: None
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Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides

Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides

Date: October 15, 2003
Creator: Mages, Lisa
Description: None
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Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides

Financial Aid for Students: Print and Web Guides

Date: March 27, 2002
Creator: Mages, Lisa
Description: None
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Funding School Renovation: Qualified Zone Academy Bonds vs. Traditional Tax-Exempt Bonds

Funding School Renovation: Qualified Zone Academy Bonds vs. Traditional Tax-Exempt Bonds

Date: July 25, 2001
Creator: Maguire, Steven
Description: None
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Monitoring Foreign Students in the United States: The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Monitoring Foreign Students in the United States: The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Date: October 20, 2004
Creator: Siskin, Alison
Description: None
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