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ERIC Number: ED519495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Financing College in Hard Times: Work and Student Aid. The CSU Crisis and California's Future
Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
This report is the third in a series of reports designed to analyze the impact of the fiscal cutbacks on opportunity for higher education in the California State University system, the huge network of 23 universities that provide the greatest amount of Bachelor of Arts (BA) level of education in the state. The first study, "Higher Tuition, More Work, and Academic Harm: An Examination of the Impact of Tuition Hikes on the Employment Experiences of Under-represented Minority Students at One CSU campus" (Amy Leisenring) explores how students on one CSU campus understand the consequences of the state's budget crisis and their experiences with jobs, as well as the impact that working has on their academic success. Latino, African American, and Indian students at this CSU campus believe that recent fee and tuition increases have negatively impacted them in multiple ways. These students and their families clearly feel the burden of the rising costs of a CSU degree. The second study, "The State University Grant Program and its Effects on Underrepresented Students at the CSU" (Jose L. Santos) explores how the CSU's State University Grant (SUG) program helps to maintain affordability for higher education and helps us understand who benefits from this program. This study reviews the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2008, as well as other publicly available data from the CSU system and California Postsecondary Education Commission. The data reveals that in the last twenty years there has been a proportional increase of students from underrepresented minorities benefitting from SUG awards, particularly Mexican Americans and Other Latinos. Each study contains tables, references and appendices. [Foreword by Gary Orfield. Additional funding for this research was provided by the California State University (CSU) Faculty Association.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Identifiers - Location: California