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ERIC Number: ED452482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Influences in College Choice for Student Aid Applicants and Non-Applicants.
Spaulding, Randy
This study used data from the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS) to look at the influences on choice of college for students who applied for financial aid and those who did not apply. Logistic regression was used to assess how background characteristics, academic predictors, and expectations were related to the selection of a four-year college. The results suggest that application for financial aid is associated with a greater likelihood that a student will attend a four-year college. Most of the predictors examined influence the selection in a similar way. The findings also indicated that student aid does facilitate choice in the college selection process and does to some degree mitigate for lower SES and lack of college savings. Further research needs to take a closer look at differences in SES, the composition of the financial aid award, and other resources available to the student. (Contains 3 tables and 12 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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