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ERIC Number: ED593729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Financial Barriers to College Completion. Poverty Fact Sheet. No. 12, 2017
Roble, Jacob
Institute for Research on Poverty
"Financial Barriers to College Completion," released in March 2017, was prepared by intern Jacob Roble. The sheet notes major shifts in the labor market that make having college education increasingly important to economic self-sufficiency, and concurrent trends of increasing college costs, decreasing government support for higher education, and inadequate financial aid for low- to moderate-income students and their families. Combined, these trends have created financial barriers to completing a college degree for many students. The sheet also explores policy ideas for opening paths to college completion among disadvantaged students.
Institute for Research on Poverty. Publications Department, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1393. Tel: 608-262-6358; Fax: 608-265-3119; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Morgridge Center for Public Service
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program