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Document Number: 6309

How Latino Students Pay for College PDF - 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, receiving an average financial aid award of $6,250, compared to the national average of $6,890 in 2003-04. This brief argues that Latinos rely heavily on federal aid and on grants in particular because they are more likely to be first-generation college students and to have relatively low family incomes. The brief offers a profile of Latino undergraduates along with an overview of Latino undergraduates participating in financial aid, and has sections on: (1) grants; (2) loans; (3) federal financial aid; (4) state financial aid; and (5) institutional aid. Policy recommendations at the federal, state/local, institutional and K-12 community levels are listed, starting on page 23. (Excelencia in Education and the Institute for Higher Education Policy, August 2005)...
Publisher: Excelencia in Education and the Institute for Higher Education Policy

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