The elimination of student debt made headlines this year, but there was another less conspicuous change to the way millions of students pay for college that could have a big impact on college access and affordability.
A decade ago, it seemed like text-based interventions could help students meet their college goals. Now, those interventions don’t seem to work at scale. How are scientists meeting the problem of scalability?
There are plenty of policies and programs aimed at getting people to finish college, but little evidence that they work. Better understanding the barriers to re-enrollment and degree attainment can lead to more effective solutions.