College Enrollment and Mandatory FAFSA Applications: Evidence from Louisiana
Barriers to accessing financial aid may keep students from matriculating to college. To test whether FAFSA completion is one of these barriers, I utilize a natural experiment brought about by a Louisiana mandate for seniors to file the FAFSA upon graduation from high school. Exploiting pre-treatment FAFSA completion rates as a treatment intensity in a dosage differences-in-differences specification, I find that students attending schools with pre-treatment FAFSA completion rates 10 percent below the mean saw a 2 percent increase in on time college enrollment in the post-policy period compared to students attending schools with the average pre-treatment FAFSA completion rate.
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Joint with Neelanjan Datta and Germán Reyes
Changing Preferences for Intermarriage
*Preliminary drafts available upon request.