ERIC Number: ED197797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Achievement Characteristics of Financial Aid Recipients at College of Alameda: A Case Study.
Bohuslov, Ronald L.; Bohuslov, Esther Buchanan
Enrollment cards, transcripts, and financial aid records were examined for a 10% random sample of the 2,500 students in the Peralta Community College District who were receiving Basic Educational Opportunity Grants (BEOG) during 1977-78. Analyses were made to determine: (1) the degree to which the students complied with BEOG eligibility requirements concerning credit load and grade point average (GPA); and (2) the relationship between the age, marital status, and ethnicity of students receiving financial aid and their academic achievement and persistence. This analysis of the data was facilitated through their division into two categories: personal data--including sex, ethnicity, marital status, declared major, and educational objective; and achievement data--including class status, number of quarters completed, number of quarters completed while receiving financial aid, cumulative GPA, number of quarters not in compliance with BEOG requirements, and persistence beyond two quarters. A series of statistical correlations were made between selected data in the two categories. The study revealed that 57.4% of the students were not in compliance with BEOG requirements for at least one quarter. The study report presents a review of the literature dealing with financial aid at community colleges, along with the study findings and a discussion of their implications. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University.