Research team members have compiled 3
one page series of recommendations that the University of California (UC)/California State University (CSU) systems, the school districts and high schools, and the next Governor of California should consider. These
recommendations will lead to a significant rise in college admissions which in turn will help stimulate the economy.The three documents are available here:
How to Improve Access to College
A Contract with California's Youth: A Marshall Plan for Increasing Access to College
What School Districts and High Schools Can Do: To Improve the Financial Aid Process for Low-Income Students
Working with students, counselors, parents, community service members, and policy advocates, Mari Luna De La Rosa and William Tierney have compiled six challenges encountered when applying for college and financial aid for low-income students and their families and strategies for overcoming them. Breaking through the Barriers to College can be read here.
Two research team members presented papers
at the recent American Educational Research Association annual
conference in San Francisco. Mari Luna De La Rosa presented
Creating the Dream: Financial Aid
Awareness and College Aspiration of Low-Income, High-School
Paz Oliverez spoke regarding
Precarious Paths: The
High-School-to-College Transition of Undocumented Students.
A draft of Research Statements and
Findings on Financial Aid and Awareness is now available
here. This draft
includes a summary of the data from our fall 2004-spring 2005
and Paz Oliverez will be presenting College Access and Foster
Youth and In the Margins: College Access for Undocumented
Students at the National College Access Network's 10th
Annual Conference in Las Vegas September 25-27, 2005. Mari Luna
De La Rosa will be presenting Do Latino boys see a bright
future? Latino/a perspectives on college and financial aid
at the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute Fall 2005 Conference.
Further information on these presentations is available
Zoë Corwin and Paz
Oliverez presented Financial Aid and Urban Schools: Findings
From the Field at the Western Association for College
Admission Counseling's Summer Institute.
Zoë Corwin presented
Financing College for Foster Youth: Challenges and Strategies
at the Los Angeles Emancipation Program
Several research team members presented Financial Aid and Access: Getting the Word
Out--Research Findings and Possible Practices at the Western
Association of College Admission Counseling
conference June 1-3 at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, CA.
Presentation materials are available
General Facts about College Going: A
Resource Guide is now available here.
Show Us the Money: Low-income Students, Families, and Financial
Aid, is now available. A PDF version is available for
here. For more information, contact CHEPA at
team members presented on issues of financial aid and college
access at the AERA Annual Conference in Montreal. Presentation materials are available
survey was administered to approximately 3600 students at the urban high schools
that are part of our project. The survey information will be released shortly.