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Credit for Low-Income Students and Access to and Academic Performance in Higher Education in Colombia: A Regression Discontinuity Approach

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  • Tatiana Melguizo

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  • Fabio Sanchez

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  • Tatiana Velasco

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This study evaluates the impact of a national level subsidized loan program, ACCES, on a number of higher education outcomes (i.e., increase in enrollment rates, decrease in dropout rates, and increase in academic performance) of low-income students in Colombia. We use national level data along with a regression discontinuity design to estimate the impact of the program. The results confirm that the program was effective in terms of increasing the potential number of low-income students at the margin who would have enrolled in college, decreasing the number of students who dropped out, and increasing their academic outcomes.

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  • Tatiana Melguizo & Fabio Sanchez & Tatiana Velasco, 2015. "Credit for Low-Income Students and Access to and Academic Performance in Higher Education in Colombia: A Regression Discontinuity Approach," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 012854, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
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    1. Maria Ines Barbosa Camargo & Antonio García Sánchez & Mª Luisa Ridao Carlini, 2016. "Influencia de las ayudas financieras en el acceso a estudios universitarios: El caso de Colombia," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 11,in: José Manuel Cordero Ferrera & Rosa Simancas Rodríguez (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 11, edition 1, volume 11, chapter 4, pages 91-110 Asociación de Economía de la Educación.
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    4. Matias D. Cattaneo & Luke Keele & Rocio Titiunik & Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare, 2018. "Extrapolating Treatment Effects in Multi-Cutoff Regression Discontinuity Designs," Papers 1808.04416, arXiv.org.

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    Keywords

    Higher Education; Credit; Access; Academic Performance; ACCES;

    JEL classification:

    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions

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