Clearing the Hurdles: Helping Low-Income Students Get Into College
This event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Eastern time. Despite the push for more diversity on college campuses, low-income students are still underrepresented in higher education. To meet the nation’s goal of improving college completion, more supports are needed to help those students get into college. Yet college-going students from disadvantaged backgrounds face barriers—from understanding the application process, to filling out financial-aid forms, to covering fees. Learn about how the landscape has changed for low-income students and what policies could help improve access, and hear about innovative programs that are successfully walking students through the transition from high school to college.
Jennifer Engle, Director of Higher Education Practice and Policy, The Education Trust, Washington.
Traci Kirtley, Director of Programming and Evaluation, Admission Possible National, St. Paul, Minn.
Moderator: Caralee Adams, contributing writer, Education Week.
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