Advancing or Hindering the Next Generation? A Look at Financial Aid for Minority Graduate Students

    Volume 41 • Number 2 • 2011 

    By Patricial G. Boyer and Bonita Butner

    The purpose of this study is to examine the differences in financial aid awards and awarding patterns among African American, Hispanic and white graduate students. Through the theoretical lens of “disparate impact”, findings revealed that African American students received less institutional dollars and borrowed more money at both graduate and undergraduate levels.