Students Least Likely to Persist Benefit Most From Extra Financial Aid, Study Finds

Given the same grant, certain students perform better while others struggle more, even though all of them are financially needy. That is one of the major findings of a new study that suggests that need-based aid could be more effectively distributed.The report, "Conditional Cash Transfers and College Persistence: Evidence From a Randomized Need-Based Grant Program," was released on Thursday by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. via Students Least Likely to Persist Benefit Most From Extra Financial Aid, Study Finds - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education.