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Past Projects

Micro and Emergency Grants for Students 

PERC, on behalf of the University of Tennessee, conducted research about the use of micro or emergency grants for students at the university to promote persistence and retention. To do this, the team examined UT’s peer and aspirational institutions to examine how other colleges and universities administer these funds.

Student Loan Debt Study

This quantitative study seeks to begin creating an understating of how students with financial aid refunds use their excess aid while advancing the knowledge about financial aid and the role it plays for students. By obtaining a greater understanding of this topic, higher education professionals policymakers to better address the student loan debt issue in the United States.