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Document Number: 10711

Helping Students Pay for College -- and Achieve Better Outcomes - To help students pay for college and complete degrees quicker, offer financial aid that rewards academic progress. In its research on performance based scholarships, MDRC found large, positive effects on credits earned and persistence in college, and these effects continued even after the scholarships ended. As an example, two community colleges in New Orleans offered low-income students $1,000 per semester over their financial aid if they stayed enrolled at least half-time and earned a C or better grade point average. (MDRC, February 2013)...


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