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ERIC Number: EJ815922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-17
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
2-Year-College Students Miss out on Aid--Because Many Don't Apply
Supiano, Beckie
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n8 pA26 Oct 2008
Community colleges serve a large proportion of low-income students each year, but nearly 40 percent of their full-time students don't even fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students offer a number of reasons for not making the effort, according to a report, "Apply to Succeed: Ensuring Community College Students Benefit From Need-Based Financial Aid," released last week by the federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Some don't think they are eligible, others say they have enough money to cover the cost of college, and a small percentage say the Fafsa is too complicated, according to data from the 2008 Community College Survey of Student Engagement, cited in the report. The new report is a project of the nonpartisan advisory committee's yearlong Community College Initiative, which sought to improve the pathway from starting at a community college to earning a bachelor's degree. The report synthesizes data from several studies and adds information from interviews of 45 community-college financial-aid administrators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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