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Kim, Johyun – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2015
This predictive correlational research study examined the effect of cognitive, demographic, and socioeconomic variables as predictors of regular and special admission students' first-year GPA and retention among a sample of 7,045 students. Findings indicated high school GPA and ACT scores were the two most effective predictors of regular and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Correlation
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Kelchen, Robert; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The persistently low college attainment rates of youth from poor families are partly attributable to their uncertainty about college affordability. The current federal financial aid system does not provide specific information about college costs until just before college enrollment and the information is only available to students completing a…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Input Output Analysis, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs