ERIC Number: EJ916910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Do No-Loan Policies Change the Matriculation Patterns of Low-Income Students?
Waddell, Glen R.; Singell, Larry D., Jr.
Economics of Education Review, v30 n2 p203-214 Apr 2011
We examine whether there is discernable variation in the matriculation patterns of low-income students at public flagship institutions around changes in institutional financial-aid policies that target resident, low-income students with need-based aid. Overall, our results suggests that need is not being met on the extensive margin and that enrollment levels actually fall with the introduction of targeted aid. However, the enrollments of more-needy students tend to fall less and students matriculating to aid-innovating institutions tend to have more financial need after the introduction of income-targeted aid. This suggests that along the intensive margin income-targeted aid may still be benefiting the most needy. We also find that institutions that introduce income-targeted aid subsequently enroll more-geographically distant students, suggestive of improved matching. (Contains 7 tables and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Student Financial Aid, Enrollment, Public Colleges, College Students, Financial Needs
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