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Document Number: 10584

Making Sense of the System: Financial Aid Reform for the 21st Century Student - As higher education becomes more necessary and more expensive, the authors argue our financial aid system needs to be reassessed. They offer 13 policy recommendations in four categories: Promote early and coordinated preparation for college, restructure or repurpose grant and loan delivery systems (maintain the Pell Grant system for need-based aid and make it an entitlement), provide incentives for completion, reduce debt burdens and include better debt repayment options. (Mark Huelsman and Alisa F. Cunningham, Institute for Higher Education Policy, January 2013)...

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