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Low Income College Students

New Data Shows Poor Students Are Still Struggling To Graduate College

ProPublica | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.28.2015 | College

A new report released Thursday provides a detailed look at the graduation rates of low-income college students. At many colleges, low-income...

On the Road to Higher Ed: First Time College Students Begin their Journey

Patricia Roberts | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Patricia Roberts

While we applaud all first time college students this month as they move forward toward their dreams, let's offer a special shout out to those students whose paths were not assumed and who may have had a more difficult time getting and staying on route.

Diverse Conversations: Supporting Underserved Populations in Higher Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

First-generation, low-income and minority students fare better when they have adequate access to financial aid, support programs that properly introduce them to and sustain them through the academy, and proper high school preparation that equips them to handle the rigor of college work.

Ensuring Success for Low-income College Students

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

It's not really "news" that some students do not complete their degrees on a traditional timetable; what's big news is that many do ultimately earn their degrees and go on to become great examples of academic achievement to inspire their children and families.

Student Aid Invests in the Nation's Future

Dr. David Svaldi | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
Dr. David Svaldi

President Reagan stated that the American Dream was possible for anyone, as long as they were willing to pay for it. Of course, we are all responsible for ourselves. But this does not mean we have no responsibility to others or to the future.

Lack Of Grant Aid Keeps Low-Income Students From College: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new report details how students from low- and middle-income families are having difficulty going to, and succeeding at, four-year colleges because o...

College Degrees Fail To Lift Many Young Adults Out Of Poverty, Study Finds

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

More young adults from low-income backgrounds are enrolling in college than ever before -- but the receipt of a college degree doesn't necessarily boo...