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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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Evans, Brent J.; Nguyen, Tuan D.; Tener, Brent B.; Thomas, Chanell L. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2017
In examining national data on Federal Pell Grant eligibility in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), we were puzzled to discover that many students who appear to have eligible Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) do not receive the award. We use institutional data from a large public university to understand and enumerate changes…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Student Financial Aid, Eligibility
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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
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
Davidson, J. Cody – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2013
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first and most important step for students to receive their portion of the billions of grant aid dollars disbursed in federal student financial aid; however, every year many low income and community college students fail to complete the FAFSA. Over the past twenty years,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Financial Aid Applicants, College Students
Feeney, Mary; Heroff, John – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2013
Access to financial aid is dependent on a variety of factors, including the time of application; the earlier students apply for financial aid, the greater their access to institutional and often state resources. We use the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) as a case for investigating the economic, social, and academic factors that affect…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Barriers, Low Income Groups, College Students
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
Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2010
National statistics indicate that approximately 50 percent of all graduate students fail to complete their degree; thus, understanding the factors that influence their persistence is an important research objective. Using data from a nationally representative sample of bachelor's degree recipients, the study aimed to answer three questions: What…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Graduates, Academic Persistence, Performance Factors
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
Venegas, Kristan M. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2006
This article focuses on the Web-based resources available to low-income students as they build their perceptions, make their decisions, and engage in financial aid activities. Data are gathered from the results of six focus groups with low-income high school students attending urban high schools. Findings suggest that low-income students do have…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Schools, College Bound Students, College Applicants
Spaulding, Randy; Olswang, Steven – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2005
Using institutional data, this paper presents a model to enable researchers and enrollment managers to assess the effectiveness of financial aid packaging policies in light of student characteristics and institutional market position. The model uses discriminant analysis and a series of hypothetical financial aid award scenarios to predict the…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, Decision Making, Student Financial Aid
Silliman, Benjamin Rue – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2005
This study examined the use of education tax credits at four community colleges using data from the Federal Quality Assurance Program in 1998, the first year of the HOPE Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit (LLTC). Preliminary estimates indicated that the two tax credits were expected to primarily benefit middle-income tax filers with…
Descriptors: Taxes, Tax Credits, Paying for College, Student Costs
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Jackson, Charmaine – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2003
For several decades, education has assumed a vital role in this country's economic, social, and political development, catapulting less advantaged citizens into higher social classes and the political process. A testament to education's fundamental importance in our society are the numerous programs designed during the 1960s to eliminate the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Financial Aid Applicants, College Applicants, Federal Government
Whalen, Curtis – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1975
Discusses financial aid publicity in high schools: problems which can be expected, goals to be accomplished, and specific activities and functions designed to achieve the stated goals. Emphasis is on simplifying and clarifying the information given by colleges to high school counselors and students. (JT)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, College School Cooperation, Financial Aid Applicants
Myers, Greeley; Siera, Steven – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1980
Default on guaranteed student loans has been increasing. The use of discriminant analysis as a technique to identify "good" v "bad" student loans based on information available from the loan application is discussed. Research to test the ability of models to such predictions is reported. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Students, Data Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Financial Aid Applicants
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