This article provides an overview of the research findings from a longitudinal study conducted at a large urban university on student financial aid, persistence, and degree completion of masters degree students. The purpose of the study was to determine how the types and amounts of student financial aid, along with students' demographic and academic characteristics, are related to masters degree completion. Data were analyzed for a large cohort of masters degree students over a four-year period beginning in Fall, 1985 and ending in Summer, 1989.
Luan, Jing and Fenske, Robert H.
"Financial Aid, Persistence, and Degree Completion in Masters Degree Programs,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 26
, Article 2.
Available at: http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol26/iss1/2