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dc.contributor.advisor Hossler, Don en Gross, Jacob P.K. en 2010-06-08T17:18:31Z en 2027-02-08T18:18:31Z en 2012-04-18T19:02:43Z 2010-06-08T17:18:31Z en 2008 en
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dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) - Indiana University, School of Education, 2008 en
dc.description.abstract At a time when Latinos make up an increasing proportion of the U.S. school population and increasingly seek entrance to postsecondary education the role of financial aid in postsecondary access remains in flux and uncertain. Though federal, state, and institutional grants have historically helped the lowest income students pay for their educational costs, grants have generally not kept pace with increasing costs (Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2001; Ficklen & Stone, 2002). Therefore, education costs have increasingly shifted to students and their families via loans. This shift has a disproportionately negative effect on Latinos (as well as African Americans), who are more likely to come from low- to low-middle income families (Price, 2004). Moreover, recent data suggest that concerns about affordability and access are not the sole domain of low-income families. While the net price (total costs less total grant aid) paid by low-income (<$40,000) students as a proportion of total income remained constant between 1992-1993 and 2003-2004 for students enrolled at public four-year institutions, students from low-middle income ($40,000 to $69,999) families in the same sector paid more as a proportion of total income. Although low-income students still pay a disproportionately high percent of family income for school (particularly when room and board is included), grant aid helps reduce the net price relatively more for them than for low-middle income students (Baum, Brodigan, & Ma, 2007). It is in this context that this study responds to calls from Carter (2006) and others (Nora, 1990; Nora & Cabrera, 1996; St. John, Paulsen, & Carter, 2005) for more research on the effects of financial aid on underrepresented students. Specifically this study asks, "To what extent do loans, grants, institutional aid, and work-study affect the educational attainment of Latinos and how do these effects change over time?" In addition, this study seeks to address limitations in cross-sectional approaches to studying financial aid use among underrepresented students by employing event history analysis (EHA), a longitudinal method to ascertain the effects of aid in differing time periods. The goal, therefore, is to not only understand more about whether aid promotes or perturbs access for Latinos, but as importantly when those effects occur and how they may vary over time. en
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dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en
dc.rights This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. en
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dc.subject Latinos en
dc.subject education attainment en
dc.subject financial aid en
dc.subject event history analysis en
dc.subject.classification Education, Higher en
dc.title Promoting or Perturbing Access: An Event History Analysis of Latinos' Educational Attainment en
dc.type Doctoral Dissertation en

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