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  • For community college students, ‘nudge-induced borrowing’ increases achievement

    Photo of Ben Marx, a professor of economics at Illinois.

    When student loan amounts were printed in community college financial aid award letters, it led to better academic results and, in the following year, an increase in transfers to four-year colleges, says new research from Ben Marx, a professor of economics at Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Ben Marx, call 217-300-1435; email benmarx@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Student loan nudges: Experimental evidence on borrowing and educational attainment” is available online.