There are two factors that are not in control of the college. These two factors include home environment and personal background of the student. These factors play an important part in determining the success of the student in the college. Demographic features for example financial status and race to which the student belongs to affect the path of student’s direction in the college. A link is present between the success at the college and background of the student. There is a decrease in chances of completion of studies when the students belong to less finance family, increasing age of the student and if the students are black. The students are further encouraged by academic training and willingness as it will motivate it to complete their studies. The students who were expert in math and reading since before the admission were more capable of completing their degree in six years. Many issues and problems are faced by old and part-time students for example family and work duties as compared to the young students in completing their degree. There is very less chance for part-time students to carry on and continue their degree or certificate. There is a gap of a graduation present among the old and young students. It is known that the older students put their efforts to advance in the academics on their own. It is also believed that by achieving increase targets, for example, getting 20 credits, can encourage the student and will motivate the younger students to complete their degree rather than the older students.
When the same relationship is seen in the Canadian context, the findings are also mixed there. One definitive finding is the tuition effect is small at best but on increase of the same, there is a larger effect from low-income families in the form of participation from the students. The reason of this is that the increased sensitivity of these participants towards the tuition hikes as compared to those who are from high-income families. The researchers found that the tuition fees impact the attendance rates in universities mainly those students who are from lower-income families. Also, the effect of the same on families with middle and higher incomes is smaller.