Small reductions in the cost of applying to college results in low-income students applying to, and sometimes attending, more selective schools.
The College Board, the group that administers the SATs, is reaching out to high-scoring, low-income students, to convince them to aim higher and apply to elite colleges and universities.
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Education has long been seen as the way for workers to dig themselves out of poverty and build a life. It seems that more and more education is becoming necessary to do these things. A bachelor's degree helps get you hired, but if you want to advance in your career, you may need a graduate degree.
Reacting to to a sharp drop in state subsidies, colleges have opted for selective tuition hikes per undergraduate majors instead of equitable price increases. Does that influence how incoming students select their major? At least one analyst says that does, indeed, appear to be the case.