author={F. Alexander},
  journal={Community College Journal of Research and Practice},
  pages={659 - 679}
  • F. Alexander
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Psychology
  • Community College Journal of Research and Practice
This article examines federal student financial aid, with an emphasis on direct grant aid programs to serve needy students attending community colleges. It describes the economic, historical, and political assumptions and incentives to show how public community colleges and their students have been impacted by federal and state direct student aid policies. The article then presents recent data regarding how economic incentives inherent in federal and state direct student aid policies impact… Expand
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For-profit higher education programs in the United States.
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Federal aid and college success of students in the community college
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Each year, millions of American families struggle with the expense of higher education. For the past fifty years, the U.S. government has helped students and families pay for college; but with theExpand
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America's elite colleges and universities are the best in the world. They are also the most expensive, with tuition rising faster than the rate of inflation over the past 30 years and no indicationExpand
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