Being Poor at America’s Richest Colleges (Forbes)

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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.

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