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LeMaistre, Tiffany; Shi, Qingmin; Thanki, Sandip – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This study investigated the relationship between use of online library resources and student success at a small, teaching-focused, baccalaureate college. Researchers also measured whether library users were representative of the student population. Use of online library resources was a significant predictor of semester grade point average (GPA),…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Library Services, Users (Information), Electronic Libraries
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Ravalin, Tamara; Tevis, Tenisha – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Recent media attention concerning the escalation of crime on college campuses has created a sense of urgency to address how crime will impact the largest community college system in the United States, California Community Colleges. Crime can deter academic success and social engagement. This study utilizes social disorganization theory to examine…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Environment, Crime, Incidence
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Sav, G. Thomas – Journal of Education Finance, 2017
The Great Recession induced by the financial crisis accelerated the decades of declining state funding support for U.S. public higher education, while simultaneously bringing increased political pressures for demonstrating improvements in the operating efficiencies among all universities and colleges. The purpose of this paper is twofold. First,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, State Aid, Federal Aid
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Smith, Nichole D.; Duprey, Michael A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement (FSA Supplement), directed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED), is a collection of federal student loan data intended to augment the 1996/01 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/01) and the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs
Hanes, Carol Moore – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Over 40% of undergraduates in the United States attend a community college; however, fewer than 50% complete a degree or certificate within 6 years. As a result, national and state leaders have endorsed completion agenda initiatives, including performance-based funding (PBF). Texas implemented a form of PBF for the 2014-2015 Academic Year (AY)…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Troester-Trate, Katy Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
As higher education enrollment patterns have changed, so too has the focus for institutional administrators. The community schools model is currently being piloted in New York State in an effort to increase the bleak retention and persistence rates of community college students. College students have been shown to be retained at higher rates when…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Barriers, Community Colleges
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Gioiosa, Marie Elaine – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2017
Students and their families evaluate net price when determining whether they can afford a college. But what affects net price? There are factors, such as instructional inefficiencies, administrative expenses, federal financial aid, and state appropriations, that have been noted in the literature that have an impact on costs and tuition. This study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Tuition, Paying for College
Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
Does extra financial aid for the summer lead to gains in completion and earnings? Despite being the largest source of financial aid to low-income college students, the traditional Pell Grant has had one major limitation: if students enroll in two semesters full-time, they will not have any tuition support for the summer term of the same academic…
Descriptors: Grants, Student Financial Aid, Low Income Groups, Summer Programs
Olafsdottir, Kristin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
For the institution and its regional campuses under review, the amount of outstanding student liabilities (i.e., monies owed by the student to the institution for educational-related expenditures not satisfied by the end of the term) grew at an alarming rate between 2000 and 2014, with some of the institution's regional campuses experiencing over…
Descriptors: Multiple Regression Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Debt (Financial), Universities
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Evans, Brent J.; Nguyen, Tuan D.; Tener, Brent B.; Thomas, Chanell L. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
In examining national data on Federal Pell Grant eligibility in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), we were puzzled to discover that many students who appear to have eligible Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) do not receive the award. We use institutional data from a large public university to understand and enumerate changes…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Student Financial Aid, Eligibility
Brown, Chanda Denea – Online Submission, 2015
This study explored whether a predictive model of student loan default could be developed with data from an institution's three-year cohort default rate report. The study used borrower data provided by a large two-year community college. Independent variables under investigation included total undergraduate Stafford student loan debt, total number…
Descriptors: Models, Loan Default, Community Colleges, Undergraduate Students
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
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Hossler, Don; Kwon, Jihye – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
There is a dearth of empirical work that examines the relationships between federal financial aid policy and institutional financial aid priorities and expenditures. This study uses Resource Dependency Theory to explore whether changes the amount of financial aid awarded by colleges and universities during the last fifty years are best explained…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Public Policy, Student Financial Aid, School Policy
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Williams, David S., II – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2014
An increased amount of energy and effort has been focused on higher education and degree attainment in the United States. President Obama has recently tied the Pell grants into the discussion as a central point in his proposed system of higher education accountability. However, the influence of the Pell grant on degree production has not been…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Grants, Accountability
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