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Do No-Loan Policies Change the Matriculation Patterns of Low-Income Students?

  • Waddell, Glen R.

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    (University of Oregon)

  • Singell, Larry D.

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    (University of Indiana Bloomington)

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.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2009
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Publication status: published in: Economics of Education Review, 2011, 30 (2), 203-214
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp4362
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