Nudging in college

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More Nudges for Student Success Move into the Field

After a spring and summer spent building partnerships and gathering data, ideas42 is excited to be rolling out a series of nudges in postsecondary education that focus on the financial aid system. Our initiative “Nudging for Success: Breaking Behavioral Barriers in the Financial Aid System,” supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation, explores how behaviorally informed interventions in the federal financial aid system can help to improve college access, degree completion, and loan repayment. The projects we’re working on include: Helping students choose classes that count towards their degree. In recent years, leading academics have argued that a lack of structure in course choice architecture at community colleges causes students to take unnecessary credits that ultimately hurt them financially and delay college completion. ….[READ]

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