Effect of 2012 Federal Student Financial Aid Policy Changes on Colorado Public Higher Education Student Enrollment
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Federal student financial aid policy changes in 2012 altered the eligibility of postsecondary students for federal Pell Grant and other funding. This dissertation applies Social Equity Theory and Rational Choice Theory to understand the influence of financial aid policy changes on enrollment rates at publicly funded Colorado colleges and universities. Quantitative analyses are utilized to measure the effects of the 2012 federal student financial aid provisions on student enrollment. This study used logistic regressions to explore the questions: (1) Does receiving federal Pell Grant financial aid ...