CUNY Office of Policy Research Seminar Series Begins January 20

The next seminar in the CUNY Office of Policy Research’s Higher Education Policy Seminar Series features Michael Kofoed (United States Military Academy, West Point):

Tuesday, January 20, at Noon

Michael Kofoed (United States Military Academy, West Point)

To Apply or Not to Apply: FAFSA Completion and Financial Aid Gaps

In the United States, college students must complete the Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FAFSA) to access federal aid. However, many eligible students do not apply and consequently forgo significant amounts of financial aid. Using data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey, I find that 19.35 percent of eligible students who attend college do not complete FAFSA and forgo significant amounts of financial aid. These students tend to be lower to middle income, white, and male. Using propensity score matching, I find that each year applicants forgo $9,741.05 in total aid which aggregates to $24 billion annually.

The seminar will be held from noon-1:30 pm at the CUNY Graduate Center:

365 5th Avenue
***Room C197 (Lower Level)***

Coffee & tea will be provided.

Please present a photo ID at the security desk to enter the building.

RSVP to:    higheredseminar@cuny.edu

The semester’s full schedule of seminars can be found online here.

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