Negatively Affecting Low-Income Student

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My cousin, Juan, graduated from high school in 2013. His number one choice for college was Utica College in Upstate New York. He was a football star in high school, but chose not to pursue it any further in college. Therefore, he could not receive any athletic scholarships for college which would’ve helped with the cost of tuition. Everything was going well for him until after the first month of college his financial aid was not processed. He had to leave Utica and return to the Bronx. He worked for the time while he was home then tried again for the Fall Semester in 2014. For the second time, he returned to Utica but still could not complete the semester due to issues with financial aid. This came to show how financial aid seriously affected low-income students and their pathway to pursue higher education. He is now going to a community college in Manhattan, where the tuition is significantly cheaper and he does not have to worry as much about how much financial aid he receives. …show more content…
In other countries, the cost to attend college is free. In the United States, there is gap between high-income and low-income students that attend college. Of course, high-income students being the predominant party. Financial aid is the government’s policy to create an equal chance for students all around the world to achieve a college education whether they choose to attend a public or private university. Over the years, the decrease in the amount of financial aid given has made it impossible for some low-income students to pursue higher education. Now, students base their opinion on which college they should attend with the college that has given them the most

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