This project examines the relationship between aspirations towards postsecondary education and students/parents’ perception and knowledge of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The project administers surveys before and after students’ compulsory Grade 10 career studies class, and tracks postsecondary access and student financial aid use over four years, to evaluate provision of new interventions including information on OSAP and the likely actual costs and benefits of postsecondary education. The evaluation framework involves a clustered randomized trial.
Published: August 2018
Capability: Survey Design and Data Management - Experimentation - Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement
Policy Area: Career Development and LMI, Post-Secondary Education - Access and Persistence - Student Financial Aid
Population: Students - Youth