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ERIC Number: EJ955330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0884-9153
Book Vouchers: An Exploratory Analysis of Their Use and Effectiveness
Hurley, Peter M.
Journal of Student Financial Aid, v41 n3 p42-50 2011
Book vouchers serve as one component of need-based financial aid packages at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), one of the nation's largest community colleges. This study compared the academic performance of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants in attendance at CSN during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years. A basic exploratory analysis was conducted that examined the academic outcomes of seven students groups with different financial aid packaging outcomes. Student groups were ranked by their academic performance, which comprised of grade point average (GPA), percentages of full-time attendance, and percentage of successful, full-time attendance completion. Within these measures, book voucher recipients were found to have better overall academic performance than students who received Federal Pell Grants--even when Pell was combined with institutional grant or work-study funds. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program