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Federal Education Budget Project Higher Education Funding Database - This database provides a comparative analysis of funding, student demographics and achievement data for preK-12, based on data from 13,773 school districts. The database includes the newest two- and three-year student loan cohort default rate data released by the U.S. Department of Education for virtually all of the nationís higher education institutions. The site allows users to view the recent default rate data, which the Department of Education uses to identify schools that are ineligible for federal financial aid, by individual institution in tandem with many other data points. These include the percentage of students receiving Pell Grants, private student loan borrowing rates, graduation and retention rates, annual tuition and fees, and many others. Additionally, users can conduct custom comparisons of similar institutions, and all data are fully downloadable. (New America Foundation) ...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Paying for College - This is an online college tuition comparison calculator that is being beta tested by the CFPB. It will help users make side-by-side cost comparisons, tailored to their unique financial circumstances. The CFPB is currently seeking feedback on the further development of the calculator. (United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)...


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