Students’ Perceptions of Factors that Affect College Funding Decisions

    Vol. 36, No. 1, 2006 p. 25 

    by Julia Y. Porter, W. Richard Fossey, William E. Davis, Michael F. Burnett, Janice Stuhlmann, and Patricia A. Suchy

    This exploratory study examines the factors that college students perceive are important in helping them make good financial decisions about paying for a college education. The study categorizes and summarizes students' self-reported responses to an openended survey question about recommendations for changes in financial aid counseling practices. The 335 student responses had a recurring theme of better information provided through individual counseling sessions.