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ERIC Number: ED485488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: 0
Performance of EAG and GAG Award Recipients Based on Length and Amount of Aid
Battaglini, Janis K.
Maryland Higher Education Commission
The purpose of this analysis was to examine the persistence, graduation and transfer rates of full-time students who received an EAG (Educational Assistance Grant) or GAG (Guaranteed Access Grant) and matriculated during the 1996-1997 academic year. The performance of these students was examined on the basis of the number of years in which students received an award, the total amount of award money obtained during the subsequent five years, and a model that combines the length of the award and the dollars attained. With these variables taken into account, further examination of the data on the basis of race/ethnicity and gender was only completed for EAG recipients. The number of GAG recipients was too small to allow an adequate breakdown of the data into subgroups. The study focuses only on the 6,439 full-time freshmen who received an EAG or GAG award and were enrolled at a Maryland public college or university during the 1996-1997 academic year. To include all students would create a statistical bias, since the cohorts of students at other levels omit those individuals who have already dropped out. The 6,439 includes all full-time freshmen, while the Commission's annual success rate analysis contains first-time undergraduates.
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Grants, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate, State Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Race, Ethnicity, Sex, College Students
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 839 Bestgate Rd., Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401-3013. Tel: 410-260-4500.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.