Poor Students Face Uphill Battle In College

The fates of three high achieving but low-income minority high school graduates in Galeveston, Tex., are mapped out, in a multimedia package by the New York Times. The three young women represent poor Americans who earn Bachelor’s degrees at a much lower rate than their prosperous counterparts. Debt, inexperience with the financial aid system, family structure and relationship ties play a role in the lives of the three students followed.

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