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Cost Perceptions and College-Going for Low-Income Students

Published Apr 2010
ihep
focus area Affordability & Need-Based Aid

Highlights the effect of inaccurate information, cultural predispositions, and loan aversion on the enrollment behavior of low-income students

Cost Perceptions and College-Going for Low-Income Students  highlights how inaccurate information, cultural predispositions, and loan aversion contribute to the enrollment behavior of low-income students and, ultimately, dictates the likelihood of their degree attainment. This “Research-to-Practice” brief draws upon relevant literature as well as the experiences of ACCESS College Foundation president/CEO Bonnie B. Sutton and Program director Cheryl L. Jones to offer recommendations on increasing college access opportunities for underserved students.