High-performing students are more likely to drop out of school if they lose relatively small amounts of financial aid, according to an analysis released today by EAB.  Specifically, students with a grade point average (GPA) above 3.0 who lose $1,000 to $1,500 in financial aid are 2.5 percentage points more likely to drop out of school than their peers who have little or no change in aid.

“Most students assume the financial aid they get for their first year will stay the same for future years, especially if they do well academically and family circumstances do not change materially.  And while...

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