Perceptions of College Financial Aid Among California Latino Youth

Organization: The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute / Maria Estela Zarate and Harry P. Pachon

Despite surveys and research showing that Hispanic parents and students alike both consider college to be both important and valuable, many Hispanic students do not pursue higher education. This report makes the assertion that if Hispanic students and their parents were better informed about the concepts involved with and procedure surrounding financial aid that more Hispanic students would pursue college.