ecn152-lecture19

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Economics 152:   Economics of Education Professor Scott Carrell Lecture 20:  Merit Aid
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Overview of Today’s Lecture • What is merit aid? • How does merit aid affect college choice? – Focus on Georgia Hope and other state-level  programs • Potential unintended consequences of state  merit aid programs 
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What is Merit Aid • Scholarships for students with good high school  academic achievement – Nothing new…National Merit Scholarships started in  1955 – Traditionally focused on the very elite students • Traditionally, very few government funded merit  aid programs – Fed govt tends to focus on need based programs such  as Pell Grants and Stafford Loans – State govts traditionally provide subsidies through  lower tuition • $50 billion annually
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The New Merit Aid • Since 1990’s many states now offer generous  merit aid programs – Mostly southern states…why? – Most require in-state college attendance…why?
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course ECN 152 taught by Professor Carrell during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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