Using Hall’s framework of policy changes, we sought to document and classify changes in initial eligibility and award provisions of broad-based merit aid scholarship programs at inception and present day. Our analysis revealed five first-order changes, two second-order changes, and only one third order change. Although the policy settings, instruments, and goals remained static in five states, the scholarship dollars in four of them have not kept up with increases in overall cost of attendance.
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Ingle, William K. and Ratliff, Jason R.
"Then and Now: An Analysis of Broad-based Merit Aid Initial Eligibility Policies after Twenty Years,"
Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/kjhepp/vol3/iss2/3
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