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Luna-Torres, Maria; McKinney, Lyle; Horn, Catherine; Jones, Sara – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2018
This study examined a sample of community college students from a diverse, large urban community college system in Texas. To gain a deeper understanding about the effects of background characteristics on student borrowing behaviors and enrollment outcomes, the study employed descriptive statistics and regression techniques to examine two separate…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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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
McKinney, Lyle; Roberts, Toya; Shefman, Pamelyn – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2013
Loan borrowing among community college students has increased in recent years. This study utilized original survey data to examine this trend from the perspective and firsthand experiences of 107 community college financial aid counselors from three states: California, Florida, and Texas. Findings indicate these counselors are concerned with the…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling Services, Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid
Novak, Heather; McKinney, Lyle – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2011
Every year, millions of students who would have qualified for financial aid do not complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discouragingly, many of these students come from lower-income families and would have qualified for Pell Grants that do not have to be repaid. Using data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Grants