This article reports the development of two computer models, one mainframe the other microcomputer, which are intended to maximize financial aid awards to disadvantaged students. The models recognize the tendency of students from low-income and minority backgrounds to apply for assistance late in the funding cycle, and permit institutional aid administrators to project the amount of aid needed by such students and to plan for an adequate inventory of funds to accommodate their needs.
Attinasi, Louis C. Jr. and Fenske, Robert H.
"Micro and Mainframe Computer Models for Improved Planning in Awarding Financial Aid to Disadvantaged Students,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 18
, Article 5.
Available at: http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol18/iss1/5