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The Role of Context in Understanding the Contributions of Financial Aid to College Opportunity

by Laura W. Perna & Patricia E. Steele - 2011

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 113 Number 5, 2011, p. 895-933
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15934, Date Accessed: 1/18/2022 6:03:10 PM
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  • Laura Perna
    University of Pennsylvania
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    LAURA W. PERNA is associate professor in the higher education management program in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current scholarship focuses on understanding the ways that federal, state, and school policies and programs influence college access and success, particularly for racial/ethnic minorities and individuals of lower socioeconomic status. Among other publications, she is coauthor of “Barriers to college opportunity: The unintended consequences of state-mandated tests” in Educational Policy (2009) and “Typology of federal and state policies designed to promote college enrollment” in Journal of Higher Education (2008).
  • Patricia Steele
    College Board
    PATRICIA STEELE is a research and policy consultant in Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on a variety of topics related to postsecondary opportunity, including student financial aid, college prices, college access, student persistence, and federal and state education policy. For the last four years, she has coproduced the Trends in Higher Education series, which includes Trends in College Pricing, Trends in Student Aid, and Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society. Most recently, she coedited a volume on the effectiveness of student financial aid policies that was sponsored by Lumina Foundation for Education.
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