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State Student-Aid Grants Should Focus on Completion, Not Just Merit, Report Says

By Eric Kelderman

States will have to use student-aid grants more efficiently to get the most value from that spending and increase the number of college graduates, recommends a new report being released on Tuesday.

A major key to doing that is to eliminate the “dichotomy” between need-based and merit-based student aid, says the report, which was written by researchers at the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution. Instead of giving out state aid based only on financial need or academic achievement, grants should be awarded to students who have some need and who are likely to succeed because of that financial incentive, the report says.

Visit: http://chronicle.com/article/State-Student-Aid-Grants/131821/

Read the Report: http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2012/05/08-grants-chingos-whitehurst

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