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ERIC Number: ED185939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Persistence in College: The Impact of Financial Assistance to Students.
Jensen, Eric L.
The influences of the receipt of student financial assistance and the amount of assistance received on persistence in college over a four-year period were examined. The sample included all recipients of aid, all nonrecipients who applied for aid but were not eligible, and a representative sample of controls selected from the 1970-71 entering freshmen class at Washington State University. The results indicate that the receipt of student aid had small positive effects on persistence and that the denial of student aid in the freshman year to a group of applicants who were not eligible resulted in small negative effects on persistence. Contrary to expectation, when structural determinants of persistence were controlled, increasing amounts of financial assistance received per semester were negatively related to semesters attended. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Washington State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980)