Change Bookstore Policy to Allow Students without Financial Aid in Place to Charge Books

TTC instituted a new bookstore policy in Fall 2013 that assisted many students and greatly improved their college experience. In prior years, student who did not have their financial aid in place on the first day of class often had great difficulty purchasing their course texts at the beginning of the term. These problems led to setbacks in their learning and decreased students' chances for success in their classes. In Fall 2013, however, the college allowed these students to charge their books prior to their financial aid being in place, thereby allowing students to obtain their course texts, reduce their stressors early in the term, and enhance both their learning experiences and their successes in their classes.

The results of this policy change have been as strong as the college anticipated. In Fall 2012, Pell grant-recipient students who applied late to the college and did not have their financial aid in place on the first day of class had first term success rates that were 12.1 percentage points lower than students who applied by the deadline and had their financial aid in place. After the policy change in Fall 2013, however, students who applied late and did not have their financial aid in place at the beginning of the term (1) had first term success rates only 0.9 percentage points lower than students who applied on time and had their financial aid in place and (2) had first term success rates 14.6 percentage points higher than students in Fall 2012 who applied late and did not have their financial aid in place.

ID 15637

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