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Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Patel, Reshma; Brock, Thomas; de la Campa, Elijah; Rubb, Timothy; Valenzuela, Ireri – MDRC, 2015
One of the original purposes of student financial aid was to ensure fairer access to post-secondary education to those least able to afford it and to those traditionally underrepresented. Various federal and state programs were put in place to achieve this goal, including the federal Pell Grant and state aid programs. Yet policymakers and…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Academic Achievement
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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
Payton-Adams, Minnie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the impact of the number of college credits earned in Technical College Preparation (Tech Prep) and Dual Credit (College Now) programs as a predictor of continued success after high school, as measured by first-year college GPA at a Midwest Community College. This study looked at how the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Technical Institutes, College Preparation, Dual Enrollment
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2013
The Advisory Committee's 2010 report, "The Rising Price of Inequality," found that need-based grant aid from all sources was inadequate by examining the enrollment and completion rates of low-income high school graduates who seek to earn a bachelor's degree and are qualified to gain admission to a 4-year college. The major finding was…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, High School Graduates, African American Students, Hispanic American Students