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Authors

Yiiksel Ozden

Abstract

There has been increasing public concern about whether financial aid programs enable low-income youth to pursue college education. This study identifies overall changes in college-going behavior before and after the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant program. It finds that federal efforts to increase college access have been constrained by a heavy reliance on test scores in college admissions decisions. The analysis is based on college-going decisions of the 12,099 high school graduates who participated in the 1982 High School and Beyond Survey.

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