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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
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Smith, Zakiya W. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
Those interested in positioning research to be used by policymakers or funded by foundations often wonder how best to do so. Foundation and policy interests can intersect, as philanthropy and policy both aim to provide solutions to big societal problems. This article explores themes from federal financial aid policy, in particular, suggesting that…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Researchers
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Heller, Donald E. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
Academic research often does not find its way into the policy arena because of the nature of the work. Policymakers often find journal articles and academic books too long, difficult to understand, and lacking in policy-relevant ideas and recommendations. This article provides suggestions to academic and other researchers on how to make their…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Educational Policy
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Inge, Brittany; Fowler, Pamela; Gross, Jacob P. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
The upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 provides opportunities and presents challenges for financial aid administrators. This article outlines steps that aid administrators can take and challenges they may face in preparing for and responding to new legislation.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Financial Aid
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Andruska, Emily A.; Hogarth, Jeanne M.; Fletcher, Cynthia Needles; Forbes, Gregory R.; Wohlgemuth, Darin R. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2014
Using a data set that augments a student survey with administrative data from the Iowa State University Office of Financial Aid, the authors posed two questions: Do students know whether they have student loans? Do students know how much they owe on outstanding student loans? We used logistic and ordered logit regressions to answer these…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Student Attitudes, Familiarity
Bosshardt, Donald I.; Lichtenstein, Larry; Palumbo, George; Zaporowski, Mark P. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2010
In the context of a theoretical model of expected profit maximization, this paper shows how historic institutional data can be used to assist enrollment managers in determining the level of financial aid for students with varying demographic and quality characteristics. Optimal tuition pricing in conjunction with empirical estimation of…
Descriptors: Probability, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Student Financial Aid Officers
Sugrue, Paul K. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2010
The allocation of merit-based financial aid during the college admissions process presents postsecondary institutions with complex and financially expensive decisions. This article describes the application of linear programming as a decision tool in merit based financial aid decisions at a medium size private university. The objective defined for…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Mathematical Applications, Student Financial Aid, College Admission
Kash, Jeffery P.; Lasley, Scott – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2009
The Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship (KEES) is a merit-based scholarship program intended to increase college access, long-term academic commitment, and retention of top students within the state. KEES uses a heavily graduated award structure and both high school grade point average and standardized test scores to establish award amounts.…
Descriptors: Awards, Grade Point Average, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
Hardy, David E.; Katsinas, Stephen G. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2008
This article uses the 2005 Basic Classifications of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a framing device through which to examine patterns of student financial aid at America's rural community colleges, which represent 64% of all U.S. community colleges. Rural community colleges serve more first-time, full-time students than…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Grants, Rural Schools
Condon, James V.; Prince, Lori H. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2008
This article describes higher education financial assistance tools designed mainly for students of middle- and upper-income families who may not be eligible for financial aid from other sources. It includes the 2007 legislative updates for these tools, all of which have been devised and offered by either state or federal governments. The authors…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, College Students, Family Income
Kantrowitz, Mark – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2007
Five years have passed since the U.S. Census Bureau published synthetic estimates of work-life earnings by educational attainment. This paper updates those figures with the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau's annual Current Population Surveys, and adds net present value analysis of the financial benefit of a college degree to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits
Wolanin, Thomas R. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2005
This article describes some of the special financial aid needs of students with disabilities and the policy implications of those needs. It focuses on the financial burdens of having a disability, the time demands faced by those with disabilities, the multiple and complex sources from which students with disabilities derive support, and the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, College Students
Staten, Michael E.; Barron, John M. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2005
According to the authors, the comments offered by Robert Manning and Ray Kirshak in this issue of the "Journal of Student Financial Aid" (pp. 39-48) are designed to leave the reader with the impression that their paper "Usage of Credit Cards Received through College Student-Marketing Programs" ("Journal of Student Financial Aid," 2004) was nothing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Undergraduate Study, Credit (Finance)
Kirby, Dale – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2003
Provides a history of the Canadian government's involvement in helping postsecondary students with their educational costs. Addresses the post-war years, growth of loan programs in the 1960s, increased loan limits and interest relief in the 1980s, reworked loan programs and the introduction of tax credits in the 1990s, and reexamination of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, History
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Redd, Kenneth E. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2002
Discusses the recent challenges to affirmative action and the alternative policies states have used to diversify their college campuses, and describes the role minority-serving institutions and financial aid administrators may play in providing access to higher education for underrepresented groups. (EV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Black Colleges, College Attendance
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