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Latinos and Education: Explaining the Attainment Gap
(Pew Research Center, 2009-10-07)
Nearly nine-in-ten (89%) Latino young adults say that a college education is important for success in life, yet only about half that number—48%—say that they themselves plan to get a college degree, according to a new ...
Hispanics and Higher Education: An Overview of Research, Theory, and Practice
(Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2009)
Latinos lag behind other groups educationally (Fry, 2004). In 2000, only 10% of Hispanics aged 25–29 had earned a bachelor’s degree or higher compared to 34% of Whites and 18% of African-Americans (Llagas & Snyder, 2003). ...
Equal Access: A National Comparison of Federal Grants-in-Aid Awarded at Public and Private Four Year Degree Granting Institutions
(Academic Leadership Journal, 2009-10-01)
More than twelve million undergraduate students in the United States benefit from some form of financial aid. The large percentage of students accessing financial aid indicates that affordability is a pressing problem for ...
Challenges Facing “Pay-What-You-Can-Afford” Tuitions at Public Universities
(Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, 2009)
Pay-What-You-Can-Afford (PWYCA) tuition structures are a suggested way to offset declines in state appropriations to public higher education, without limiting access for qualified low-income students. The concept implements ...