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ERIC Number: ED561950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Making College Possible for Low-Income Students: Grant and Scholarship Aid in California. Technical Appendices
Johnson, Hans
Public Policy Institute of California
Improving college access and completion is vital to California's economic well-being. Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) projections show that the state will need one million more college graduates with a bachelor's degree by 2025 in order to satisfy labor force demand. As the costs of attending college have grown, grant and scholarship assistance for students has become increasingly necessary to make college accessible and affordable. This is especially true in California, where a majority of students come from low-income families (almost 60 percent of the state's K-12 students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch programs). Were it not for grants and scholarships, many low-income students would be unable to participate in the higher education system. In this study, the author examines the role of grant and scholarship aid in California in making college more accessible and in helping students complete college. This document contains the technical appendices for the study: (1) Data and Methods; and (2) Supplemental Figures. [The author had research support from Kevin Cook and Marisol Cuellar-Mejia. For the full study, "Making College Possible for Low-Income Students: Grant and Scholarship Aid in California," see ED561949.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: College Access Foundation of California; Donald Bren Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Institute of California
Identifiers - Location: California