Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

First Advisor

Robert Bosselman

Second Advisor

Patricia M Swanson

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the overall financial aid process from the perspective of first-time students and their parents. It seeks to determine their understanding of the entire financial aid process from completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to when the students receive their first disbursement of funds. This qualitative study of eight individuals who completed the process focuses on how well students and their families understand the terms and conditions of repayment of student loans. Both parents and students were interviewed for the purpose of this study to determine if students or their parents are the ones who complete the process. This study also seeks to determine if less technology or conducting face-to-face loan counseling would help participants understand the terms of loans and repayment options better.

Copyright Owner

Carrie Lei Johnson

Language

en

Date Available

2012-10-31

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

131 pages

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