Research in Higher Education

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 383–406

Financial Aid and Attainment Among Students in a State with Changing Demographics

  • Jacob P. K. Gross
  • Vasti Torres
  • Desiree Zerquera
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11162-012-9276-1

Cite this article as:
Gross, J.P.K., Torres, V. & Zerquera, D. Res High Educ (2013) 54: 383. doi:10.1007/s11162-012-9276-1

Abstract

Using event history analysis, this study investigated to what extent differentiated forms of aid affected the educational attainment of various student populations with particular interest on the Latinos/as within this emerging settlement state: Indiana. Findings suggest that the effects of aid are moderated by race and ethnicity. State grants, primarily need-based, played a significant if not modest role in encouraging persistence among Latino students, more so than peers from other racial/ethnic groups. No significant direct relationship was found between federal grants and loans for Latino students with respect to graduation.

Keywords

Latinos/asFinancial aidEvent history analysisEducational attainmentState grantsNeed-based aid

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob P. K. Gross
    • 1
  • Vasti Torres
    • 2
  • Desiree Zerquera
    • 2
  1. 1.Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Human Resource EducationUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Educational Leadership and Policy StudiesIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA