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Challenges associated with Hispanics financing higher education

Challenges associated with Hispanics financing higher education

Abstract This paper evaluates the issues and challenges associated with Hispanics financing higher education. In addition, the paper will analyze how various strategies such as self-advocacy skills training, financial aid informational programs, and early academic interventions in high school and junior high can positively influence Hispanic students’ educational attainment rates. The paper will synthesize how cultural and family expectations play major roles in Hispanic students’ college aspirations. Finally, the evaluation will reveal why variables such as poverty and financial/credit constraints are not the only overriding barriers to college aspirations, attrition rates, and degree completion rates for this group.

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