Saturday, February 11, 2006

Pathetic

“Students” admitted to college find filling out a financial aid application difficult. Makes you wonder what their SAT scores were, as well as what the college’s admission criteria might be: Is he/she breathing? If yes, admitted; if no, wait-listed.
More Poor Students Not Applying for Aid

Even as the price of college rises, more low-income students who would likely get federal financial aid aren't even bothering to apply.

A new report by the American Council on Education estimates 1.5 million students who would probably have been awarded Pell Grants in 2003-2004 did not apply for them. That's up from ACE's estimate in a previous survey of 850,000 who missed out on aid in 1999-2000.

A major reason is probably confusion over the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. On Sunday, at stations set up in high schools, libraries and other buildings across in 25 states, volunteers will help students and families with the forms as part of a program called College Goal Sunday...

1 Comments:

Blogger PCD said...

Yet, these same students sitting as student senators will rule that a Marine is not fit for a memorial at their school. Check Iowa Voice's post about Greg "Pappy" Boyington.

2/14/2006 11:43 AM  

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