The relationship between college student persistence to graduation and expected family contribution at Ball State University

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dc.contributor.advisor Wessel, Roger D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bell, Carolyn L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:43Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2002 .B45 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187356
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between Expected Family Contribution as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process and college student persistence to graduation at Ball State University.The population for this study was defined as 3,772 Ball State University full-time students who matriculated in the fall of 1995. The sample equaled the population. In response to the research question, the sample was divided into five subgroups (Full-Pell, Partial-Pell, No Pell-Need, No Pell-No Need, and No-FAFSA).It was determined that students at Ball State University with greater financial need (Full-Pell and Partial-Pell) persist and graduate at smaller rates than students in the other financial subgroups. In addition, students with high financial need are more likely to academically disqualify than other students. Statistically significant differences existed between the average rates for graduation and academic disqualification, and the graduation and academic disqualification rates for the Full-Pell and Partial-Pell groups. Institutions may need to determine if they are meeting the financial and academic needs of students from low-income families.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent viii, 58 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Student aid -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College dropouts -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Prevention. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University -- Students. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University -- Students -- Finance, Personal. en_US
dc.title The relationship between college student persistence to graduation and expected family contribution at Ball State University en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1230611 en_US


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