Скидки на обучение и их воздействие на успеваемость студентов
Some Russian universities provide to their students tuition fee discount conditioned on the academic achievement. The paper examines the impact of this type of financial aid on student performance. Support is provided in the form of discounts to the tuition fee: its amount for the first year of study depends on the admission test results and its extension to second year depends on the student’s academic achievement in the first year. Using regression discontinuity design and quantile regression, we show that financial aid stimulates the performance of those fee-paying students, who is in the upper part of the grade-point-average distribution.