Rhode Island is Paying Students to Apply to College

Rhode Island has started paying students to apply to college.

Reported by EAB, the Rhode2College program is designed to provide low-income students with incentives for completing college discovery tasks – the majority of the $2,000 maximum incentive being granted after starting college.

These tasks include creating a college short-list, completing federal aid forms, and submitting college applications.

This program is currently being funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) in order to determine the program’s merits, and if shown to be successful, Rhode Island will begin funding the program directly.

The takeaway? How can outside organizations better utilize incentives to create positive behavior toward enrollment and degree completion? And how can we better partner with them to do so?

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

As AVP of Marketing, 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.