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Document Number: 2427

Access Denied: Restoring the Nation’s Commitment to Equal Educational Opportunity - Despite the recent period of prosperity that has bestowed unprecedented wealth on the nation and many American families, each year increasing numbers of low-income students graduate from high school academically unprepared to enter college and confront significant financial barriers that limit their ability to access and stay in college. As a result, the college-entry and completion rates of low-income students continue to lag well behind their middle- and upper-income peers. This report addresses the ramification of limited access – how it effects economic productivity and the growth of the country, how it narrows the gap in college participation rates – and makes policy recommendations for how to increase access for all students. (Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, February 2001)...

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