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Porter, Stephen R. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2016
Competency-based education is increasingly popular because of the flexibility it provides for students seeking a postsecondary credential. Current federal student aid, however, is geared toward supporting students in traditional, time-based degree programs. This paper discusses why current approaches to federal student aid are not supportive of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Federal Regulation
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Norvilitis, Jill M.; Bat, Meghan J. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2016
Although public concern about student loan debt has been increasing, little research has examined predictors of debt beyond financial need or demographic factors. The present study explored the role of several psychological and attitudinal variables in student loan debt among 189 college students. Results indicate that loan initiative and loan…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Loan Programs, Student Attitudes, Program Attitudes
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Lin, Ching-Hui; Hossler, Don – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2014
The question of how the government can best support access to postsecondary education has become a critical issue for education policymakers around the globe, as the practice of cost sharing for funding postsecondary education has been more widely adopted. In this context, this study explores the approaches to implementing current need-based…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, State Aid, 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
Hurley, Peter M. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2011
Book vouchers serve as one component of need-based financial aid packages at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), one of the nation's largest community colleges. This study compared the academic performance of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants in attendance at CSN during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years. A basic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Student Costs, Books
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
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
Hergenrother, Diane S.; Olson, Jeffery E.; Beasley, T. Mark; Smyth, Carolyn M. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2002
Examined whether there is evidence of gender bias in the awarding of institutional aid to students, controlling for academic ability and need. Found no direct evidence of bias when examining the relationship between student characteristics and aid, but when examining institutional characteristics, indirect implications suggested that gender was…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Institutional Characteristics, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Sex Bias
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Redd, Kenneth E. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2002
Examined data from the 2001 Survey of Undergraduate Financial Aid Policies, Practices, and Procedures. Findings included that all institutional types, even low-cost community colleges, have awarded a large share of their institutional grants based on students' academic merit or other criteria besides their demonstrated financial need, but that…
Descriptors: Grants, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), No Need Scholarships
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St. John, Edward P.; Hu, Shouping; Weber, Jeff – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2000
This study used the "workable persistence model" to assess the effects of financial aid on persistence of full-time resident undergraduates within the Indiana State postsecondary system. The analysis provides support for state-provided, need-based financial aid programs, and finds that student financial aid is adequate to equalize…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Grants, Higher Education, Models
Jackson, Barry L.; Pogue, John M. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1983
A survey of a sample of college students in each class at a public university to determine students' actual costs of higher education showed each academic class to have an area of higher than usual costs and showed a substantial difference between male and female student costs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Students, Expenditures, Higher Education
Streeter, Richard B. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1980
The needs of the nontraditional learner, particularly access to postsecondary education, are not being met, and one barrier is unmet financial need. One solution is to increase the awareness of the nontraditional learner of alternative resources which may reduce his/her need and allow institutions to better allocate their funds. (MLW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Financial Needs, Higher Education
Nichols, Edward E., Sr. – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1980
The relationship and effects of financial aid packaging on college grade-point averages is examined. The need to reduce the subjectivity of packaging student financial awards is emphasized. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid)
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