Financial aid is critical to the access and success of Latinos in postsecondary education – 50% receive federal Pell grants to help pay for college. This factsheet provides a snapshot of Latinos and federal Pell grants.
The Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Consortium for the Reform of Federal Student Aid Grants and Work-Study: Our Agenda for Reform provides policy recommendations to the federal student aid and work-study programs that improve college access and support retention and completion for post-traditional students.
The Impact of Financial Aid on Student College Access and Success: The San Antonio Experience is co-authored by two community leaders, Noé C. Ortiz and Eyra A. Pérez. Commissioned by Excelencia in Education to inform - the San Antonio case demonstrates how a community can partner across different sectors and institutions to...
Most Latino students who enroll in college begin at community colleges. This paper highlights how Excelencia in Education, Single Stop USA, and innovative community colleges across the country are making smart changes in their student services that are helping thousands of Latino students access millions of dollars in supports and services...
Federal financial aid is critical to student access and success in postsecondary education for many students, including most Latinos. However, current realities are challenging the effectiveness of federal financial aid policy today.
In 2007-2008, Latino undergraduates were more likely to apply for financial aid to pay for college (78%) than all undergraduates (74%). Latino undergraduates, on average, received lower amounts of total financial aid or any type of aid - except for work study in 2008.
This report highlights the borrowing patterns of students who choose to enroll in college and provides suggestions about why certain students may not borrow, even when borrowing seems to be a logical choice.
Although the percentage of Latino students receiving financial aid for college is at an all-time high, Latinos receive the lowest average federal aid awards of any racial or ethnic group, according to a new report released August 10, 2005, by Excelencia in Education and the Institute for Higher Education Policy.