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ERIC Number: EJ852304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-12
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
Income and Financial Aid Effects on Persistence and Degree Attainment in Public Colleges
Dowd, Alicia C.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v12 n21 May 2004
This study examined the distribution of financial aid among financially dependent four-year college students and the effectiveness of different types of financial aid in promoting student persistence and timely bachelor's degree attainment. The findings of descriptive statistical and logistic regression analyses using the NCES Beginning Postsecondary Students (1990-94) data show that subsidized loans taken in the first year of college have a positive effect on persistence. The first-year distribution of aid does not close the income gap in bachelor's degree attainment. Living on campus and first-year grade point average are the most important predictors of timely degree completion. (Contains 4 tables and 19 notes.)
Colleges of Education at Arizona State University and the University of South Florida. c/o Editor, USF EDU162, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620-5650. Tel: 813-974-3400; Fax: 813-974-3826; Web site: http://epaa.asu.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A