ERIC Number: EJ1056669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
More than Access: The Role of Support Services in the Transitional Experiences of Underrepresented Students in a Statewide Access Program
Berumen, Juan Gabriel; Zerquera, Desiree D.; Smith, Joshua S.
Journal of Student Financial Aid, v45 n1 Article 3 2015
While a number of studies have examined outcomes associated with early intervention programs that have a financial aid component, few have examined the experiences of student beneficiaries of those programs and the administrators charged with carrying out state mandates associated with the implementation of the programs. This gap in the literature exists for students and administrators at both the K-12 and higher education institution levels. This qualitative study reports findings from interviews and focus groups with 76 administrators and 150 students from colleges and universities in a Midwestern state that implemented a middle school-to-college access program. Findings highlight the disparity between institutional supports for students across the state, differential use of services provided, lack of clarity of financial support structures, and the resulting difficulties encountered by students in the program and the staff hired to administer the program.
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Academic Support Services, Role Perception, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Focus Groups, College School Cooperation, College Bound Students, Middle School Students, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Experience, Access to Education, Outreach Programs, Barriers, School Support, Educational Practices, Educational Administration, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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