The Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
State Merit Scholarship Programs and Racial Inequality
- Author(s): Orfield, Gary
- Cornwell, Christopher
- Mustard, David B.
- Binder, Melissa
- Gandarton, Philip T.
- St. John, Edward P.
- et al.
Unmet financial need – the gap between the costs of attending college and the resources available to students from their families and from all sources of financial aid – presents a major barrier to college for students from lower-income families. The federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance found that unmet need is a barrier both to students’ initial enrollment in college and to their ability to persist through and earn a degree.
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