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ERIC Number: EJ955325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-9153
State Merit-Based Aid and Enrolling in Graduate Study: Evidence from the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship
Delaney, Jennifer A.
Journal of Student Financial Aid, v41 n2 p6-21 2011
This study considers the effect of a state merit-based aid program for undergraduate students on subsequent enrollment in graduate school. It uses student unit record data to analyze the impact of the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). Price theory is used as a framework for understanding the incentives provided by KEES. Using a logistic regression approach, this study shows an approximately forty percent increase in the probability that students would attend graduate school if their KEES award amount increased from zero to the maximum award amount. This finding has important implications for policymakers in Kentucky and other states. (Contains 8 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky