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New Excelencia in Education Publication Examines Financial Aid Policy through Latino Lens

March 26, 2013

A new white paper, Using a Latino Lens to Reimagine Aid Design and Delivery, articulates challenges and opportunities for financial aid policy using both public data and input from students, institutional partners and other stakeholders.

Published by Excelencia in Education and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the paper discusses guiding principals and policy issues that are focused on a traditional student profile that is no longer representative of the growing majority of students.

Excelencia in Education’s research demonstrates that Latinos are more likely to be post-traditional students who, for example, enroll at a community college, take courses part-time while working, study online and at multiple institutions, live off-campus with family, and take more than four years to complete a degree.

Download the white paper or executive summary at http://edexcelencia.org.

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