Profile of Very Low And Low-Income Undergraduates in 2015–16
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The primary objectives behind postsecondary financial aid programs are to increase access, improve affordability, and promote equal opportunity and college success for postsecondary students (Gillen 2010). Low-income students are frequently a topic of higher education research precisely because they have the greatest need with respect to all three of these objectives (Bellin 2015; Tilak 2010). This report presents a profile of low-income undergraduates in 2015–16, and examines policies and programs designed to assist these students.