Review of the Effects of College Grant Aid Programs: Implications for Financial Aid


Date Recorded: September 1, 2021
Duration: 60 Minutes
Price: Free

This webinar will summarize the results from a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of college grant aid programs and highlight the implications for financial aid administrators. In this session, you will:

  • Learn about effects of grant aid on a range of college student outcomes from a meta-analysis of findings from 86 studies released from 2002-2020.
  • See how effects varied across categories of grant aid (e.g., institutional aid, national scholarships, federal and state aid, promise programs, and student performance-based financial incentives) and other program characteristics.
  • Consider the connection between student financial aid practice and research. 


Helen Faith, FAAC®Helen Faith
Director of Student Financial Aid
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Robin LaSonta Robin LaSota, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist



Laura Perna Laura W. Perna, Ph.D.
GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education and Vice Provost for Faculty
University of Pennsylvania


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