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Ensuring College Readiness and Academic System Alignment for All Students: A Tactical Guidebook

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), supported by Lumina Foundation, developed this tactical guidebook to explain how communities work towards greater academic alignment and increase college readiness for underserved students. This guidebook is divided into the following seven chapters.
•    Chapter 1: Develop Students’ Aspiration for College
•    Chapter 2: Offer High-Quality College-Readiness Curriculum
•    Chapter 3: Deliver Learning Outside the Classroom
•    Chapter 4: Increase Financial Awareness and Readiness for College
•    Chapter 5: Guide Students Through the College Admissions Process
•    Chapter 6: Create On-Ramps to Get Back on the College Track
•    Chapter 7: Ease the Transition to College
 

Category: Current Research

Federal Student Aid for Adult Students

The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office developed this fact sheet on the types of federal student aid available for adult students.

Source: US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office
Category: Financial Aid
Publication Date: 2011

Federal Student Aid Resources for the 2017-18 FAFSA

The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office provides this list of Federal Student Aid resources. The resources inlcude videos, infographics, publications, fact sheets, worksheets, and presentations produced in both English and Spanish.

Source: US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office
Category: Financial Aid
Publication Date: 2017

Formal Email Template

This template provides an example of how to write a formal email letter.

Source: wikiHow
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2013

Greater Washington D.C. Emergency Services Directory

The Greater Washington D.C. Emergency Services Directory is an online database of service providers for residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Services include clothing, shelters, medical treatment, education, financial assistance, food, housing, and others.

Source: Greater Washington D.C. Emergency Services Directory
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

Grit

Research from the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center identified the importance of grit for measuring perseverance and student outcomes. Students can take this 10-question assessment to learn where they fall along the Grit Scale.

Source: University of Pennsylvania
Category: Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Guide to Financial Aid for Psychology Students

This guide presents an overview of scholarships, grants, and other types of financial aid resources available for psychology students.

Source: Psychology.org
Category: Financial Aid
Publication Date: 2018

DC Health Link

The DC Health Link tool connects individuals, families, employees, and small business in DC with health insurance.

Source: DC Health Benefit Exchange Executive Board
Category: Local Social Services

Help wanted: Projections of job and education requirements through 2018, 2010

This report presents national forecasts of jobs and education in the US in five sections: 1) an inventory of the 2008 recession, 2) projections of educational demand by 2018, 3) projections of educational demand by occupation, 4) projections of educational demand by industry, and 5) the relationships between education, wages, and occupational choice. 

Category: Current Research
Publication Date: 2010

How Do I Pay for College?

This packet identifies the various types of financial aid resources, explains the steps to completing the FAFSA, describes the DC Tuition Assistance Program, and lists common scholarship opportunities and resources available for students residing in the District of Columbia.

Category: Financial Aid
Publication Date: 2017