Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students
Over winter break, I finally had the chance to really read the UMichigan HAIL scholarship paper by
. Paper is here
"There was no diversion from schools as (or more) selective as UM. The enrollment effect of 15 percentage points (pp) comprises students who would otherwise attend a less selective,four-year college (7 pp), a community college (4 pp),or no college (4 pp)."
When you contact low-income students and parents, encourage them to apply and promise free tuition, they are more than twice as likely to apply to highly-selective schools
Educational economic interventions that actually work at my alma mater is hard to miss.
Nice work by
I wonder if communicating to parents or students contributed more to this effect
We used randomization-based inference in our recent experiment bc that is what the cool kids do (
) These are our two key outcomes: attending any highly-competitive+ college and attending
10,000 draws. Randomization-based p-value: 0