It is important for states to assess periodically the effects of student aid on persistence in the public systems of higher education. Recently, a workable persistence model has emerged that can be used for this purpose. This paper uses the model to examine the influence of student aid on persistence by full-time resident undergraduates enrolled in Indiana's public system of higher education during the 1997-98 academic year. The analysis reveals that student financial aid was adequate, largely due to a substantial state investment in need-based grants.
St. John, Edward P.; Hu, Shouping; and Weber, Jeff
"Keeping Public Colleges Affordable: A Study of Persistence in Indiana's Public Colleges and Universities,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 30
, Article 5.
Available at: http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol30/iss1/5