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ERIC Number: EJ947295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0884-9153
The Relationship of Institutional Tuition Discounts with Enrollment at Private, Not-for-Profit Institutions
Lassila, Nathan E.
Journal of Student Financial Aid, v40 n3 p26-38 2010
Empirical studies exploring the impact of student aid on postsecondary enrollment often stop short of the specific examination of institutional tuition discounting. This research uses separate empirical ordinary least squares (OLS) regression models to examine three questions using public choice theory, positing that enrollment decisions may be affected by many variables but will be driven primarily by discounted cost. These questions are: Does a relationship exist between institutional tuition discount and enrollment? Does institutional tuition discount have a measurably different effect on enrollment of different racial or ethnic groups? What is the relationship between institutional tuition discount and enrollment over time? Results provide evidence of a positive relationship between increasing institutional tuition discount and enrollment, and suggest tuition discounting may be effective specifically in increasing minority enrollment. (Contains 1 figure, 1 footnote and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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