Decision Making for Student Success

Decision Making for Student Success

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Each year, many students with affordable college options and the academic skills needed to succeed do not enroll at all, enroll at institutions where they are not well-positioned for success, or drop out of college before earning a credential. Efforts to address these challenges have included changes in financial aid policy, increased availability of information, and enhanced academic support. This volume argues that the efficacy of these strategies can be improved by taking account of contemporary research on how students make choices. In Decision Making for Student Success, scholars from the fields of behavioral economics, education, and public policy explore contemporary research on decision-making and highlight behavioral insights that can improve postsecondary access and success. This exciting volume will provide scholars, researchers, and higher education administrators with valuable perspectives and low-cost strategies that they can employ to improve outcomes for underserved populations.... of the student financing system and arguably create real hardship for students at the same time that they increase access. ... One way of simplifying the student loan system would be to diminish the number of available loan programs and the number of ... (2011) points out in the context of credit cards, a multiplicity of choices can be both efficient and beneficial. Just as some credit card users would prefer a higher interest rate but no annual fee, while others would make the oppositeanbsp;...

Title:Decision Making for Student Success
Author:Benjamin L. Castleman, Saul Schwartz, Sandy Baum
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-24


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