Recruiting the low-income demographic

April 3, 2007

Funding is the cry from both schools and students, particularly as Canada heads into an era where attracting low-income applicants will be necessary to maintain current levels of PSE enrolment. Whether for prestige and quality of education, or to provide hands-on training, colleges and universities often resist raising student-faculty ratios -- an in-house way of combating the rising cost of education.  Particularly in the US , a cultural belief that only the best is valuable is driving competition for a select few institutions through the roof, and lessening the value of a more affordable education.  The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription Required) | CMSF News Release (February)