Document Number: 3944The Policy of Choice: Expanding Student Options in Higher Education - The upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act has placed the goals and effectiveness of federal Title IV student aid programs at the forefront of the higher education policy debate. Critical to the debate are the role of federal student aid in promoting access, choice and affordability despite rising college tuitions and increasing numbers of disadvantaged students. This primer updates key data and lays out the past and present issues of college choice, and discusses the goals of federal student aid and the effectiveness of federal aid programs in meeting them. (Alisa Federico Cunningham, Institute for Higher Education Policy, August 2002)...
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