This study examines whether receiving merit-based aid affects the bachelor’s degree attainment in the fourth, fifth, and sixth year of initial enrollment in the case of Tennessee. Using the fuzzy frontier discontinuity method, I compare graduation rates of students who initially received the state’s merit-based aid to those of students who did not. Results show that receiving merit-based aid increased the probability of earning a bachelor’s degree in the fourth year. However, it did not affect degree attainment in the fifth or sixth year. This paper also discusses possible explanations regarding why merit-based aid may not influence degree attainment.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||KEDI Journal of Educational Policy|
|State||Published - 2018|
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© Korean Educational Development Institute 2018.
- Degree attainment
- Merit-based aid
- Regression discontinuity
- Time to degree
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