States Offer Students an Incentive to Graduate: Money

Some states are changing their financial aid policies to require students to complete a minimum amount of credits annually in order have their aid renewed, with more money being provided for students who exceed the minimum credit requirement. The hope is that this change in policy will result in higher graduation rates and keep students on track to graduate within four years. Early results show that these types of policies have led to increased retention and graduation rates as well as improved academic performance in some states.

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