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Looking Beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation

Benjamin L. Castleman, Bridget Terry Long

NBER Working Paper No. 19306
Issued in August 2013

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The contents of this report were developed under grant R305A060010 from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education and generous funding from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders. The research was conducted in collaboration with the National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR). The authors thank John Willett, Richard Murnane, Thomas Bailey, Caroline Hoxby, participants at the NBER Education Program seminar, and other seminars and conferences for their comments on earlier versions. All errors, omissions, and conclusions are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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