Addressing Non-Financial Barriers to College Access and Success: Evidence and Policy Implications
Non-financial barriers to college are an important possible explanation for socioeconomic, racial, gender, and other gaps in college access and success. A sizeable economic literature documents policy efforts to understand and address these barriers. We review this literature on non-financial interventions for improving college access and success ranging from discreet and narrowly defined interventions to comprehensive and multifaceted programs and systemic-level solutions.
This chapter was produced for a forthcoming volume of the Handbook of the Economics of Education. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The Carnegie Foundation funded Dynarski research.