PERSPECTIVES: Unjust College Aid System Creates Systematic Barriers for America’s Lower-Income Students

Emmaline Clein writes: “Ninety percent of students’ whose federal financial-aid applications require “verification,” an audit to prove their self-reported financial status, fall into the poorest income brackets, with finances that would qualify them for federal Pell grants. Over half of those students eventually lose access to grant money because they do not complete the arduous verification process.” Read more from The Nation.


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