Despite financial aid, grants and other assistance, students from low-income families face a number of challenges when they enter college. Forbes writes of the difficulties low-income students encounter at Ivy League schools and other expensive higher-education institutions. Beth Breger, executive director of Leadership Enterprise of a Diverse America (LEDA), says “part of the problem stems from the fact that a majority of campuses are set up for your average upper/middle class student, one who comes to school with a certain set of ‘soft skills’ that disadvantaged students still need to learn.” This, she says, is only the tip of the iceberg.
Being Poor at America’s Richest Colleges (Forbes)
December 9, 2013 By Leave a Comment