The purpose of Life After High School is to improve the rates at which high school students transition to post-secondary education by reducing the non-financial and financial barriers students face. The program applies lessons from behavioural economics to provide all Grade 12 students at selected Ontario secondary schools with practical support applying for post-secondary education and financial aid.
Students are guided through online tools and video in the process of selecting a post-secondary program of their choice, applying for a place in that program without incurring a fee, and applying for financial aid. As options are considered for the delivery of a streamlined Life After High School program in Ontario in future years, SRDC is running the program in 69 low-transition schools in 2016-17.
Published: June 2017
Capability: Experimentation - Behavioural Economics
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Financial Literacy, Career Development and LMI, Post-Secondary Education - Access and Persistence - Student Financial Aid, P-12 Education - Specialized Services and Programs - Academic Engagement, Youth Development and Inclusion
Population: Students - Youth