Aid Success Project

A Good Idea

Description

The goal of the Aid Success Project is to improve the information that students receive about financial aid in the hopes of improving their academic success.

The Aid Success Project uses two strategies. The first strategy, Working Smart, is an interactive, online session that will inform students about (1) the inverse relationship between hours of work and college completion, and (2) financial aid options that are available to them. The second strategy, Aid Like a Paycheck, will explore what happens when financial aid is disbursed more evenly throughout the semester as opposed to being disbursed in one or two lump sums.

Goal / Mission

The goal of the Aid Success Project is to improve the information that students receive about financial aid in the hopes of improving their academic success.

Results / Accomplishments

A study assessing the impact of the Aid Success Project is expected to begin in 2012.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Michelle Ware
(800) 221-3165
michelle.ware@mdrc.org
http://www.mdrc.org/project_31_102.html
Categories
Education / Higher Education
Organization(s)
MDRC
Date of implementation
2010
Location
California and Ohio
Additional Audience
low-income college students