Low income students can’t afford free college

Low income students can’t afford free college.

Reported by Education Dive, in 47 states, low-income students whose families earn less than $30,000 a year still need to find $3,000 to cover the cost of four-year public school attendance.

The takeaway? With so many free college initiatives in the works, we need to remember that if we truly want to focus these initiatives on access for low-income students, costs of attendance beyond tuition need to be in our consideration set and plans.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.