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Document Number: 6626

Show Us the Money: Low-Income Students, Families and Financial Aid - One of the greatest obstacles facing low-income students as they apply for college is a lack of information about financial aid programs. According to this study conducted by the University of Southern California, many urban high schools are unable to disseminate even basic financial aid information to their students, including the types of programs available and how to apply. In addition to listing the challenges high school students face, this report also features an overview of financial aid programs and services, as well as information on college preparation programs. (Paz M. Oliverez and William G. Tierney, University of Southern California, 2005)...

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