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Strategies to Empower Low-Income and Minority Students in Gaining Admission to and Paying for College

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Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher(s): Education Commission of the States

Author(s): Jennifer Dounay

Topic: Education (Colleges and universities)

Keywords: underserved students; high school counseling; financial aid; college access

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This policy brief identifies four types of barriers created by federal, state and local policies that pose a particular challenge for aspiring first-generation college students in the college and financial aid application process.