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IES releases new report examining text messaging as a possible means of increasing college enrollment among adults from underserved backgrounds

A new report examines the effectiveness of customized text messages in increasing college enrollment and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates among adults seeking services from Educational Opportunity Centers. Educational Opportunity Centers, one of ED’s TRIO programs, seek to provide adults who have low incomes and those who are first-generation college-goers help with navigating barriers to college enrollment, including assistance with completing college and financial aid application processes, academic advising, and personal counseling.