Investing in student completion overcoming financial barriers to retention through small
Investing in Student Completion: Overcoming Financial Barriers to Retention Through Small-Dollar Grants and Emergency Aid Programs
The evident variation in emergency aid programs for college students allows for greater effectiveness, but also makes it a challenge to formulate a uniform understanding of administrative best practices. In an effort to provide this necessary information to the field, this report describes an exploratory study conducted with emergency aid programs across the country. The study uses data from surveys and interviews to document the range of practices in use and to examine practitioner knowledge of best practices.