Date of Award
Adult students, Financial aid, Barriers
Ryan E. Gildersleeve, Ph.D.
Judy Marquez-Kiyama, Ph.D.
Arthur Jones, Ph.D.
The following doctoral research studies the experiences and stories of adult post-traditional undergraduate women through a feminist narrative inquiry. The study focuses on the financing of a college degree and will be explored through understanding the educational journey of each participant to highlight personal struggle and system barriers. Currently literature about the importance of institutional and federal assistance for this population is absent from higher education. Using a feminist theoretical framework and narrative inquiry, this study describes the importance and value of educating women to both individual families and societal good.
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Tyson, Michele Anne, "The Long and Unconventional Road: Stories of Financial Challenges and Systemic Barriers in College Completion for Adult Women Undergraduate Students" (2017). Higher Education: Doctoral Research Projects. 3.