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Pingel, Sarah; Weeden, Dustin – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
In this essay, we explore the importance of state financial aid programs for both states and the students they serve. Effective state financial aid policy benefits from rigorous research that engages partners from a variety of roles, such as state agencies, legislative staff, and intermediary organizations. It also benefits from the engagement of…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, State Policy
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Tichavakunda, Antar A. – Educational Forum, 2017
This study provides qualitative context for statistics concerning Black college students and financial aid. Using the financial nexus model as a framework, this research draws upon interviews with 29 Black juniors and seniors at a selective, -private, and predominantly White university. The data suggest that students -generally exhibited high…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Student Attitudes, Whites
Pingel, Sarah; Sponsler, Brian A.; Holly, Neal – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report examines four principles for state leaders to consider as they develop or evaluate financial aid redesign reform efforts. The financial aid redesign principles, identified through a Thinkers Meeting that included experts from across the country, fall into four areas: Financial aid programs should be student-centered,…
Descriptors: State Aid, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Paying for College
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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
Pingel, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2017
This Policy Snapshot explores need-based financial aid programs across the country and highlights state program examples, grant and scholarship expenditure amounts, and recent legislative activity.
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Educational Policy, State Aid
Pingel, Sarah; Holly, Neal – Education Commission of the States, 2017
This Policy Analysis provides legislative examples and an overview of financial aid policies, requirements and programs, with a focus on adult students.
Descriptors: State Policy, State Legislation, Financial Support, Student Financial Aid
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Luna-Torres, Maria; Leafgreen, Melet; McKinney, Lyle – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
To address low completion rates, postsecondary leaders are championing a "guided pathways" approach that puts students on a prescribed route towards graduation. Designing solutions to address low completion rates is complex; in addition to academic roadblocks, insufficient financial resources coupled with a complicated financial aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Delivery Systems, College Students, Design
MDRC, 2017
The country faces three problems in higher education: increasing costs, increasing student debt, and low completion rates. Although most students receive financial aid, many are left with unmet financial needs and may take on loans or drop out of college as a result. But promising innovations in financial aid could help students pay for college…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Paying for College, Success
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Darolia, Rajeev – Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Working has become commonplace among college students in the United States; however, this activity can have unexpected financial consequences. Federal formulas implicitly tax the amount of financial aid some students are eligible to receive by as much as 50 cents for each marginal dollar of income. In this article, I document this college…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Income
Silver Canady, Tisa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The rising cost of higher education has positioned federal financial aid as an inescapable part of the college experience for a growing number of incoming students (Baum, 2006). In the 2014-2015 academic year, the U.S. Department of Education allocated more than $150 billion of federal financial aid for eligible college students (Federal Student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Learner Engagement, Financial Services
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Campbell, Courtney A.; Deil-Amen, Regina; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter argues that, despite intentions, the way federal financial aid policy is constructed and currently administered can have negative consequences for poor community college students.
Descriptors: Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, College Students
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Peterson, Stacey A. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
Financial aid administrators administer various aspects of financial assistance programs; oversee, direct, coordinate, evaluate, and provide training for program activities and the personnel who manage office operations and supervise support staff; and ensure alignment of student and institutional needs while protecting the public interest. They…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Financial Aid Officers, Certification, Professionalism
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Coria, Elizabeth; Hoffman, John L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore relationships between financial aid awards and measures of student academic achievement. Financial aid and academic records for 11,956 students attending an urban California community college were examined and analyzed using simultaneous linear regression and two-way factorial ANOVAs. Findings revealed a…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Correlation, Regression (Statistics)
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Venegas, Kristan M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this chapter is to review the literature related to Hispanic-serving institutions and financial aid. Based on this review, a framework for guiding HSIs that considers the role of financial aid in meeting the needs of Latino/a students is suggested.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Literature Reviews, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs
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Case, Joe Paul – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
Counselors who work in a college environment are aware that financial aid is available to help students with college costs, but they may not be aware of all the financial pressures on students that may influence a student's psychological well-being. This article gives an overview of financial aid programs and financial factors affecting students,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Well Being, College Environment, Paying for College
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