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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science|
|State||Published - May 1 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Sociology and Political Science
- Social Sciences(all)