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Innovations in Student Loan Policy: Field Experiments to Improve Information and Access to Loan Counseling

Date and Time: November 13, 2015 8:30–10:00 AM
Location: Miami, FL
Venue: Hyatt Regency | Japengo

This panel featured several papers that provided rigorous evidence on the impact of innovative strategies to simplify information about student loans and to facilitate access to loan counseling when students need assistance.

The session included the following presentations:

  • Nudges, Student Loans, and Academic Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from a Large Community College
  • Loan Nudges: Experimental Evidence on Effects of Default Options in the Framing of Federal Student Loans
  • Putting Students on Notice: An Experiment on Information Use in College Student Loan Decisions
  • Understanding Variation in Cohort Default Rates

For more information, see the session page on the APPAM conference website.


Benjamin L. Castleman
Assistant Professor
University of Virginia, Curry School of Education
Sandy Baum
Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute
Research Professor, George Washington University
Senior Research Scholar
Community College Research Center
Lesley Turner
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland
Rajeev Darolia
Assistant Professor
University of Missouri
Beth Akers
Brookings Institution