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What High-Achieving Low-Income Students Know About College

Caroline Hoxby, Sarah Turner

NBER Working Paper No. 20861
Issued in January 2015, Revised in January 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

We gratefully acknowledge supporters of the Expanding College Opportunities project including Stanford University, Princeton University, Syracuse University, The University of Michigan, University of Virginia, Duke University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Smith College, The University of California, Vassar College, participants in the Windsor Group meetings of higher education leaders, John Hennessy, Roberta Katz, John Casteen III, William Fitzsimmons, Rick Shaw, Ted Spencer, Janet Rapelye, Greg Roberts, The College Board, ACT, Herb Elish, Connie Betterton, Anne Sturvenant, Ryan Williams, Michael Matthews, Sharon Lavelle, Bettina Donohoe, David Coleman, Robert Ziomek, Ranjit Sidhu, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Spencer Foundation for Research Related to Education, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Harriet Zuckerman, Michael McPherson, Mark Steinmeyer, Karen Douglas, Hiromi Ono, Greg Ratliff, William Bowen, Catherine Hill, Henry Bienen, Joshua Leake-Campbell, Stephanie Adams, Christina Harvey, Alexandra Cowell, Jacqueline Basu, and Casey Cox. The interventions, survey, and evaluation were supported by grant R305A100120 from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences (IES) and by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 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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