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Author(s):Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Colleen Sommo, Rashida Welbeck
Title:Promoting Full-Time Attendance Among Adults in Community College
Date:May 2011
Short Description:Full title: Promoting Full-Time Attendance Among Adults in Community College Early Impacts from the Performance-Based Scholarship Demonstration in New York
Annotation:From the report: "Many adult students struggle to finance their educations, often contending with work and child care expenses in addition to the extra cost of remedial courses. Moreover, there is little need based grant aid to help. This report presents early findings from an evaluation of a program in New York City targeted to low-income adults (ages 22 to 35) who need remedial course work.... Participating students were eligible for either a $1,300 scholarship for two consecutive semesters (totaling up to $2,600) or for $1,300 for each of those semesters and one summer term (totaling up to $3,900), if they maintained at least part-time enrollment, met attendance benchmarks, and earned at least a ā€œCā€ average across six credits of courses...findings suggest that incentive scholarships may increase full-time attendance and summer enrollment, which may, in turn, benefit low-income adults needing remediation by decreasing the time they need to earn degrees or certificates."
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Adult Students
Community Colleges
Need-based Aid

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