|Title:||WWC Quick Review of the Report "The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results From the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment"|
|Description:||The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results From the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment—This study examined whether assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) increases the likelihood of filing the FAFSA, college enrollment, and financial aid receipt. The authors analyzed data on about 17,000 individuals in 156 H&R Block tax preparation offices in Ohio and North Carolina. It compares the outcomes of three research groups created through random assignment: a FAFSA treatment group; an information-only treatment group which received portions but not all of the FAFSA treatment; and a no-treatment control group. Each comparison was conducted for independent adults, both those with no previous college experience and those with some previous college experience, and dependent students—those who were high school seniors or recent high school graduates and financially dependent on their parents. The study rating in this WWC quick review has been revised to account for additional information on sample attrition provided by the study authors.|
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|Cover Date:||December 2010|
|Web Release:||December 14, 2010|
|Publication #:||WWC QRRS1214
|Type of Product:||Quick Review|
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