ERIC Number: EJ1039186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Jones-White, Daniel R.; Radcliffe, Peter M.; Lorenz, Linda M.; Soria, Krista M.
Research in Higher Education, v55 n4 p329-350 Jun 2014
While the literature on postsecondary student success identifies important academic and social factors associated with student outcomes, one question that persists concerns the influence of financial aid. We use the National Student Clearinghouse's StudentTracker service to develop a more complete model of student success that accommodates opportunities for students to choose to either graduate from the university of first-entry, graduate from a transfer university, or depart from college without a degree. The multinomial regression model reveals differential effects of financial aid. Results suggest that loan aid appears to encourage students to search out alternative institutions or drop out of college entirely, and merit aid appears to increase the likelihood of students persisting and graduating from the university of first-entry.
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Merit Scholarships, College Students, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Dropouts, Regression (Statistics), Models, Academic Persistence, Success
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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