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American Youth Policy Forum and the National Center for Postsecondary Research

Lunchtime Forum and Discussion

Financial Aid Practices That Support Low- and Moderate-Income Student Access and Success

Almost half of college-qualified low- and moderate-income high school graduates face financial barriers that prevent them from enrolling in four-year colleges and for those students who do enroll, they have poor rates of completion. This forum discussed promising practices that support low- and moderate-income student access to and subsequent success in postsecondary education.  Panelists also discussed recommendations for improvement to the financial aid system.


--Thomas R. Bailey, Director, Community College Research Center and National Center for Postsecondary Research
--Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Senior Associate, Young Adults and Postsecondary Education Policy, MDRC
--Bridget Terry Long, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
--Michael McPherson, President, Spencer Foundation

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LOCATION:  Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 201/200 (The Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) is located in the US Capitol Building)


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    The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, DC, provides learning opportunities for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels.

    AYPF events and publications are made possible by a consortium of philanthropic foundations: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and others.

    The National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) was established in 2006 through a five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. NCPR is housed at the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Type: Conferences & Seminars

    Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

    Date & Time: 2/6/2009, 11:45:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM