Despite Widespread Support, Perkins Loan Program Faces an Uncertain Future

Rajah Bose for The Chronicle

Whitney D. Lyons, a financial-aid counselor at Gonzaga U., graduated from there with the help of a federal Perkins Loan, a program set to expire in 2012.
May 30, 2010 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

For over half a century, the federal Perkins Loan program has helped low-income students like Whitney D. Lyons afford college. Ms. Lyons, who graduated from Gonzaga University two years ago and is now a financial-aid counselor there, borrowed $15,000...

This content is available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers