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The Gap in College Opportunities for Low- and Moderate-Income Students: Multiple Approaches to a Persistent Problem


by Sandy Baum May 05, 2006

Creative approaches are required to narrow the persistent gaps in college enrollment and success rates across income levels. The growth in tuition levels must be slowed, both through adequate public funding and through increased campus efficiencies. Student aid dollars must be augmented and must be targeted on those who need them most. But these solutions will not be adequate to narrow the gaps in educational attainment across socioeconomic groups without significant simplification of the process, clear early assurances of the availability of funding, and improved understanding of the importance of the investment in higher education for individual students, including a better understanding of the role of student debt.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 05, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12502, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:04:29 AM

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