At first glance, it makes perfect sense for students to try and get as much help as possible paying their tuition. After all, less time spent working at a part-time job should mean more time spent studying.
However, a study by researchers at University of California found that the opposite was often the case: many students who enjoyed a free financial ride through college did not spend their extra time hitting the books. Instead, they partied, played football, skipped classes, and did what most young adults would be expected to do without structure or supervision. And while all of these students did not drop out, on the whole given their advantages, their academic performance was underwhelming and disappointing to say the least. Read more