Forbes magazine notes, "Simplicity Matters For Free College," citing a recent U-M Education Policy Initiative study, The Power of Certainty: Experimental Evidence on the Effective Design of Free Tuition Programs. "The simplicity of the message from a well-designed and generous free college program is essential. Students place a premium on certainty, it seems."
The article reports on the study's main points: "Professors researching the impacts of the Michigan University HAIL scholarship program have released a new working paper exploring how a guarantee of free college impacts application and enrollment. Their research shows that students guaranteed free tuition and fees for four years of attendance at the University of Michigan are more likely to apply and enroll in the institution if admitted."