Evaluating the ROI on emergency grants

Can new data help us evaluate the ROI on emergency grants?

Reported by Higher Ed Dive, a new report from Ithaka S+R shows a higher completion rate from Georgia State University students who received up to $2,500 to clear unpaid balances and stay enrolled for the term. These students also ended with an average of $3,278 less debt than non-recipients, greater than their emergency aid received.

The takeaway? With too many millions of students who some credit, no credential, and way too much debt to show for it, how can we continue to pilot new and promising programs like this to help us collectively learn faster and get closer to solving this problem.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.