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Document Number: 8687

The Rising Price of Inequality: How Inadequate Grant Aid Limits College Access and Persistence -- Report to Congress and the Secretary of Education - The federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance is charged with providing analyses and policy recommendations on the adequacy of grant aid from all sources (federal, state and institutional) and the postsecondary enrollment and graduation rates of low- and moderate-income students. In response to that mandate, this report provides insights drawn from National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data that track the experiences of high school graduates through college. The findings suggest that grant aid from all sources is not adequate to ensure access and persistence of qualified low- and moderate-income high school graduates. (Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, June 2010)...


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