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ERIC Number: ED146494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 94
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A Systematic Method of Acquiring Financial Aid for College-Bound Students.
Kwint, Marwin
A systematic method of helping students and parents apply to college and acquire financial assistance to attend college was developed in a transportable model during the 1975-1976 school year at McArthur High School, Hollywood, Florida. The model was transported to the senior counselors of high schools through 15 hours of inservice training. The model provided students and parents with systematic assistance from counselors and clerical aides in completing the testing process, application process, and financial aid process at the local, state and national levels. Students from this school received admission to more than 100 four-year colleges or universities and in excess of $500,000 in financial aid offers. The average offer of assistance was $3,200. Of the graduating class 45% enrolled in college in the fall of 1976, four times greater than the class of 1975, which had 11% enrolled. The pattern of enrollment also changed drastically. In the class of 1975, 17% attended four-year colleges, as compared to 82% from the class of 1976. This complex model demonstrated the need of having an expert in the field of college admissions and financial aid in residence at the school level and at the school district level. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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