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Castleman, Benjamin L.; Murphy, Francis X.; Patterson, Richard W.; Skimmyhorn, William L. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2021
The Post-9/11 GI Bill allows service members to transfer generous education benefits to a dependent. We run a large-scale experiment that encourages service members to consider the transfer option among a population that includes individuals for whom the transfer benefits are clear and individuals for whom the net-benefits are significantly more…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Veterans, Military Personnel, Dependents
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Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan C.; Tackett, Samantha; Torres, Kelly; Patel, Khushbu; Highsmith, Jacob W. – Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 2021
Using self-determination theory, the academic motivation of college students from deployed military families was examined. Implementing a case study methodology, interviews with 14 college students were transcribed and coded using a theory-driven rubric to identify their needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Each case was analyzed for…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Motivation, Military Personnel, Dependents
Collins, Benjamin – Congressional Research Service, 2021
This report describes the need analysis formulas used to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for federal student aid applicants. The formulas are codified in Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the data collection instrument through which students submit the…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Parent Financial Contribution
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Kelchen, Robert – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
Eligibility for many federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs is determined by the expected family contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which functions as a tool to ration scarce aid dollars. The lowest possible EFC under current rules is zero, but this obscures a wider distribution of…
Descriptors: Parent Financial Contribution, Family Financial Resources, College Students, Student Financial Aid
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Chan, Monnica; Kwon, Jihye; Nguyen, David J.; Saunders, Katherine M.; Shah, Nilkamal; Smith, Katie N. – Educational Researcher, 2019
Recent trends in higher education financing have increased students' need to borrow to afford college. This brief examines how federal student loan borrowing has changed from 2000 to 2016 by student race/ethnicity using logistic regression analysis and data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS). We find that the odds of…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Debt (Financial), Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs
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Gopalan, Neena; Goodman, Suki; Hardy, Anneli; Jacobs, Carla – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
While there has been a proliferation of interest and research into work-family studies we know little about how employees who study while working manage their multiple and sometimes conflicting roles. This research focuses on non-traditional students (NTS), whose representation in the general student population has increased, and explores how they…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Individual Characteristics, Student Satisfaction, Student Responsibility
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Brooks, Rachel – British Educational Research Journal, 2015
This article explores the emotional responses to higher education of students with dependent children, and draws on 68 in-depth interviews conducted with student-parents in universities in the UK and Denmark. By focussing on one specific emotion--guilt--it contends that emotions are important in helping to understand the way in which particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attitudes, Emotional Response, Comparative Analysis
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Pimpare, Stephen – Social Work, 2013
This article offers a review of welfare reform evaluation studies, summarizing research that has generated a consensus among mainstream policy analysts that the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) has had few effects beyond caseload reductions and increases in employment. Given that supporters and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Dependents, Policy Analysis, Welfare Services
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Brooks, Rachel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Extant research on family migration for education has focused almost exclusively on the education of children. We thus know very little about family migration when it is driven by the educational projects of parents. To begin to redress this gap, this paper explores the experiences of families who have moved to the United Kingdom primarily to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Parents, Dependents, Migrants
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Woo, Jennie H.; Bentz, Alexander H.; Lew, Stephen; Velez, Erin Dunlop; Smith, Nichole – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
This "First Look" report presents selected findings about the repayment of federal student loans using data from the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplements to two Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Studies (BPS) administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The report examines two cohorts of borrowers:…
Descriptors: Loan Repayment, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, College Students
Threatts, Shanida Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The focus of the current qualitative phenomenological research study was to gain a deeper understanding of military families with young children from preschool to elementary school-age during deployments of a family member. The purpose of the study was to explore the lived experiences and perceptions of 20 military parents concerning multiple or…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Service, Dependents, Parents
Merner, Paul; Beatty-Guenter, Patricia – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2018
This paper examines topics of equity and access to post-secondary education through exploration of barriers and other dimensions that serve to identify underrepresented groups in BC post-secondary education. The key purpose of the research project is to assess the policies and practices at the BC Transfer System institutions for admitting…
Descriptors: College Admission, Disproportionate Representation, Access to Education, Policy
Sherman, Michelle D.; Glenn, Marshall Andrew – Communique, 2011
Today's military families are a diverse, resilient group of brave Americans, and the country owes them a tremendous debt of gratitude. To date, over 2 million service members have been deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism, many for multiple tours. For the first time in the country's history, there are more military dependents…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, School Psychologists, Armed Forces, Children
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
As a new GI Bill moved through Congress in 2008, a handful of influential politicians grew concerned. Would such a generous education program trigger an exodus of service members during two wars? At the Pentagon's urging, the lawmakers proposed a fix: Give troops the option to transfer their benefits to a child or spouse. That policy quickly…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Dependents, Paying for College, Federal Government
Rippe, Jeffrey K. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The results of this study suggest that there were no significant differences in the academic performance of military dependents' with low (n = 20), moderate (n = 20), and high (n = 20) mobility school district transfer rates compared to non-military control students (n = 20) before completing high school. The findings were not consistent with…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Military Personnel
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