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Title:Do no-loan policies change the matriculation patterns of low income students? PDF Logo
Authors:Waddell, Glen R.
Singell, Larry D.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4362
Abstract:We empirically examine whether there is discernable variation in the matriculation patterns of low-income students at public flagship institutions in the United States around changes in institutional financial-aid policies that target resident, low-income students with need-based aid. While enrollment responses cannot be attributed to these programs, we do find that institutions that introduce income-targeted aid subsequently enroll financially needier and geographically more-distant students. These findings imply that improved access may actually displace some needy students in favor of others.
Subjects:Low income
financial aid
no loan
Pell
JEL:I23
I21
J24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2009092820
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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