Federal Policy Efforts to Simplify College-Going: An Intervention in Community College Enrollment and Borrowing

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Over the past decade, the federal government has made substantial efforts to simplify the college-going process and help students to evaluate college choices. These low-cost strategies aimed at improving college access and success by helping students to make informed decisions about college warrant assessment. This study examines the impact of a recent effort aimed at simplifying information that colleges provide to students about college costs, loan options, and college outcomes. Results from a quasi-experimental analysis indicate that the “informational intervention” in this study had limited influence on community college students’ enrollment and borrowing decisions. I discuss the limitations of this particular intervention and the potential impact that other related policy efforts designed to help students at various points in the college-going process may have.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-131
Number of pages18
JournalAnnals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Volume671
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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