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Evaluating the Impact of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program

  • Thomas J. Kane
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    The D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program dramatically changed college prices for District of Columbia residents, allowing them to pay in-state tuition at public institutions around the country. Between 1998 and 2000, the number of D.C. residents attending public institutions in Virginia and Maryland more than doubled; when public institutions in other states were added, this number again nearly doubled. The impact was largest at nonselective public four-year colleges, particularly predominantly black institutions. The total number of financial aid applicants, Pell Grant recipients, and college entrants from D.C. also increased by 15 percent or more.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
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