Priced Out: How the Wrong Financial-Aid Policies Hurt Low-Income Students
The Education Trust
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In this report, The Education Trust demonstrates how much low-income students must stretch to pay for college, even after all sources of grant aid are taken into account. The report finds that just five of nearly 1,200 four-year colleges and universities have student bodies that are at least 30 percent low-income and offer low-income students a reasonable chance at a bachelor’s degree at a relatively affordable cost. A sixth institution, Berea College, makes it its mission to educate and graduate low-income students and therefore charges no tuition.