ERIC Number: EJ925296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Purged: Undocumented Students, Financial Aid Policies, and Access to Higher Education
Diaz-Strong, Daysi; Gomez, Christina; Luna-Duarte, Maria E.; Meiners, Erica R.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v10 n2 p107-119 Apr 2011
This article examines how the denial of financial aid constrains undocumented students from pursuing higher education and discusses the interlocking relationship between federal immigration and higher education policies. Reporting on research data identifying that undocumented students pay for their education through work, family contributions, few scholarships, and strategies such as working more and taking fewer classes, this article also links the stress placed on undocumented students and their families to Latino retention and graduation rates.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Scholarships, Undocumented Immigrants, Student Financial Aid, Educational Attainment, Student Employment, Stress Variables, Academic Persistence, Hispanic American Students, Immigration, Paying for College, Family Relationship, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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