College Access: Findings on the FAFSA Completion Initiative

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2016-07-21
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Johns Hopkins University
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This paper discussed research that was conducted on college access and the impact on counselor practice resulting from participation in the FAFSA Completion project. The key concepts of lack of academic preparation, absence of encouragement and role models, environmental constraints, and shared belief in myths about college and other cognitive defeatisms were explored from a social cognitive and socioeconomic perspective. Recurring themes of student academic preparation, counselor access to data, training and counselor outreach were determined to be crucial to effective counseling of high school students
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FAFSA, college access inhibitors, barriers to college, high school counseling
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