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Borg, Mary; Beal, Mary; Stranahan, Harriet – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2021
This article uses a sample of 13,643 students attending a 4-year state university in Florida to estimate a selection-bias corrected quantile regression of loan debt at graduation. The study investigates whether the debt levels of students who received the Florida Bright Futures (FBF) scholarship are significantly different from the debt levels of…
Descriptors: Correlation, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial)
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Taylor, Z. W.; Weber, Karla; Holthaus, Gretchen – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2021
Since 2012, many Title IV institutions of higher education have sent their students debt letters to inform them of their outstanding loan amounts, estimated or real monthly payments, and other loan-related information. However, no extant research has analyzed whether these letters are written at an appropriate level for college students, nor has…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Content Analysis, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Student Loan Programs
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Nuckols, William L.; Bullington, Kim E.; Gregory, Dennis E. – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2020
This qualitative study explores the perceptions of value added to the lives of graduates who borrowed money to fund their college educations. Through the lens of cognitive dissonance theory, five themes emerged. Overall, the study participants agreed that the ability to take on student loans to fund their education was worth it, but on the other…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, College Graduates, Psychological Patterns
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Ali-Coleman, Khadijah Zakia – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
Community colleges in the United States have historically held a unique position within the system of higher education because of three characteristics. These characteristics include their doctrine of open access, their consistent affordability in comparison to other higher education options, and courses that are directly applicable to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Prediction