"By barring the use of race in college admissions, the Supreme Court has focused attention on a critical question: Who gets into the most elite institutions of higher learning? But the current furor masks an equally important issue: Once they gain admission, how do those students afford to pay their bills and stay in school?" The Lake County Bee writes.
... "More than three-quarters of all Pell Grants go to low-income students whose families earn less than $40,000, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Almost 60% of Black students and more than 40% of Latino students receive the grants. The program also helps about half of first-generation college students and their parents, as well as 40% of student veterans of all races."
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Publication Date: 7/7/2023