Financial aid programs logically set their sights on low-income students

October 16, 2007

Less than 33% of 19-year-olds from low-income families went to university in 2003, compared to 50% of those from high-income backgrounds.  Increasingly, grants are being targeted toward low-income students, to realize potential that would otherwise sit untapped.  $83 million in government and scholarship foundation funding is earmarked for low-income students.  Besides lack of money, low-income students are also discouraged by flawed information, poor preparation, and low PSE-expectations from their advisors.