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First generation college students

Introduction First generation college students-- or those students whose parents did not complete a four-year degree-- face unique challenges. First-generation students include traditional-aged students, active-duty members of the military and veterans studying...

Access to college remains a challenge for the poor

At the most competitive colleges, the percentage of college students that come from the lower 50 percent of families by income is only 14%.  See this recent NYTimes article, Efforts to Recruit Poor Students Lag at some Elite Colleges, on the challenges for both...