My research agenda focuses on college access and financial aid for urban low-income students of color with an emphasis on the use of technology in the admission and aid process, policy implementation and assessment related to college preparation programs, the role of the individual from a cultural ecological approach to decision making and action, and qualitative research methods. Current projects include research related to the college and financial aid pathways of low-income and first generation college students.
||Venegas, K. 2010. "What works, what doesn't: access to financial aid." In College Bound: How the University of Southern California is preparing neighborhood children for college success, ed. K. Gallagher. University of Southern California.|
||Venegas, K.M. 2006. "Low-income urban high school students use of the Internet to access financial aid." National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) 36 (3): 4-15.|
||Tierney, W.G., and Kristan M. Venegas. 2009. "Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and college access." Journal of Higher Education.|
Education Policy PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY