There was great discussion today via the Diane Rehm Show regarding college admissions and disappearing financial aid. Many interesting topics in the hour show including how low income students are at risk – given that many take the community college path:
And the reality is that in many states, university systems are putting caps on enrollment, which means that low-income students and many others have to attend community colleges. They’re an absolutely essential ingredient of our both learning the human capital formation strategy and our workforce strategy. They are relatively inexpensive. The problem is that they are so under-resourced.
Many highly-qualified low income students are losing hope – not to mention the debt many of them end up carrying due to the 6+ year graduation rates.
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