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ERIC Number: ED515393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
After the FAFSA: How Red Tape Can Prevent Eligible Students from Receiving Financial Aid
Cochrane, Debbie Frankle
Institute for College Access & Success
This report sheds light on what happens to federal financial aid applicants after they submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Using 2007-08 financial aid data from 13 California community colleges, the Institute found that one in three likely Pell-eligible applicants did not receive a Pell Grant. Also, while few students' Pell-eligibility status changed after verification, applicants selected for verification were less likely to receive grants. Through interviews and a survey, both financial aid administrators and students suggested that the complexity of the process--rather than widespread attempts by students to manipulate their eligibility or commit fraud--were the primary reason why students selected for verification were less likely to receive grants. (Contains 8 footnotes and 10 sources.) ["After the FAFSA: How Red Tape Can Prevent Eligible Students from Receiving Financial Aid" was written with Andrew LaManque and Laura Szabo-Kubitz.]
Institute for College Access & Success. 405 14th Street 11th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Tel: 5110-559-9509; Fax: 510-845-4112; e-mail: admin@ticas.org; Web site: http://www.ticas.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; James Irvine Foundation
Authoring Institution: Institute for College Access & Success
Identifiers - Location: California