This exploratory study examines the factors that college students perceive are important in helping them make good financial decisions about paying for a college education. The study categorizes and summarizes students' self-reported responses to an openended survey question about recommendations for changes in financial aid counseling practices. The 335 student responses had a recurring theme of better information provided through individual counseling sessions.
Porter, Julya Y.; Fossey, W. Richard; Davis, William E.; and Burnett, Michael F.
"Students’ Perceptions of Factors that Affect College Funding Decisions,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 36
, Article 2.
Available at: http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol36/iss1/2