Enrollment nudges with incentives create better results

Jan 15, 2020 by

New research compares efforts to encourage students to re-enroll in college with information alone or with tuition waivers. The financial incentives appear to work better.

Madeline St. Amour –

Sometimes “nudging” interventions aren’t enough. A recently published working paper found it took financial incentives to get students to re-enroll in classes.

The paper, released by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month, compared different nudging campaigns at several community colleges in Florida.

The process typically entails encouraging students to re-enroll, fill out financial aid forms or hit other milestones via different forms of communication, with the intention of increasing college attainment. Several studies have looked at the effectiveness of texting students, with mixed results.

Source: Enrollment nudges with incentives create better results, report finds

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