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ERIC Number: EJ794166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-2
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Top Colleges Admit Fewer Low-Income Students
Fischer, Karin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n34 pA1 May 2008
Elite colleges have made headlines in recent years with financial-aid plans aimed at enrolling more low-income students. Despite those efforts, the proportion of financially needy undergraduates at the nation's wealthiest colleges and universities actually dropped between the 2004-2005 and 2006-2007 academic years, according to a "Chronicle" analysis of federal Pell Grant data. Pell Grants are awarded to students from families with annual incomes of less than $40,000. This article examines this trend and reports the efforts made by colleges to increase admission of low-income students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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