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ERIC Number: EJ1050434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Improving the Financial Aid Process for Community College Students: A Literature Review of FAFSA Simplification, Information, and Verification
Davidson, J. Cody
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v39 n5 p397-408 2015
Research has shown that community college and other low income students have the most need regarding the financial aid process. Community college students are less likely to complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) than students at public and private four-year and for-profit institutions. Surveys have shown that the complexity of the FAFSA and lack of information are two primary reasons students do not start the financial aid process. The purpose of this article is to highlight an additional barrier in the financial aid process that is currently under-researched, but is salient for student access and success at community colleges[#x02014]verification. This article reviews the current literature related to FAFSA simplification, information, and verification. In light of the literature review, the article concludes with suggested research questions and practical suggestions for community college financial aid practitioners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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