Tag: Low-income

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Dartmouth College replaces undergraduate student loans with grants

June 21, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Colleges that have dropped loan requirements argue that doing so helps recruit more students from low-income backgrounds, as they would otherwise pay high tuition and fees. No-loan practices have been shown to help those from modest means, to an extent. […]

Continuous Development, Educational Forms

How to Help Low-Income Students Hold Their Own on the Job Market

January 29, 2020

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Imagine you’re a college student trying to network for a first job or an internship when you don’t know a single person in the field you’re interested in, or even that “networking” is a thing that other students regularly do […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Education Strategies

West Virginia county targets poverty to boost achievement

October 22, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Because students who struggle with housing and food insecurity are less likely to learn, educators are working with community partners and state leaders to address the underlying barriers keeping students from the classroom. With schools educating a larger percentage of […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Report: Program design key to successful free college programs

June 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Because free college programs make up a fast-growing segment of student aid, it’s critical to design them in a way that “fulfills their promise” to “address serious affordability challenges,” the report’s authors contend. Promise programs are expected to make up […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Minority, low-income students ‘almost exclusively’ fueled undergrad enrollment growth

May 23, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Pew’s analysis puts a spotlight on how the share of minority, adult and low-income students among the college-going population is growing. Yet their enrollment has been uneven across institutions. For example, the portion of dependent students from low-income families that […]


Report highlights challenges for low-income working students

August 31, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Tailored approaches are required to attract and accommodate adult learners, especially those with low incomes, who are too often treated as if they are, in one researcher’s words, “invisible to higher education.” A report released this spring from the nonprofit […]


Low-income schools try to beat absenteeism by installing laundry facilities

August 23, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Strategies for improving outcomes for students are often not directly related to their education. School leaders are seeking to support the whole student, and address all the reasons for a lack of success, even those that originate off of school […]