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ERIC Number: EJ783975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Access and Financial Aid: How American-Indian Students Pay for College
Tierney, William G.; Sallee, Margaret W.; Venegas, Kristan M.
Journal of College Admission, n197 p14-23 Fall 2007
American Indians are among the most underrepresented and underserved groups in higher education. Fifty-one out of every 100 American Indians graduate from high school. Of these 1, only 7 percent will enroll in college and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Some American-Indian students fail to complete their studies for financial reasons. Financial aid--whether in the form of grants, loans or student employment--is of critical importance for American Indians. There are a variety of ways that American-Indian students can finance their educations. Funding is available from the federal government, state governments, tribal governments, institutional scholarships, and private scholarships. Increasing college completion rates among American Indians necessitates that students identify all potential sources of funding and have access to enough aid to enable them to attend and complete college. (Contains 9 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A