Admissions & Student Aid

Students on the Margins

October 08, 2017

In many low-income communities, college is a question mark. Admissions and financial aid are intimidating puzzles; financial insecurity and family pressure weigh teenagers down. Choice — campus, major, career — is the privilege of wealthier peers.

Even for smart kids with big dreams, who study hard and display grit, there are no guarantees.

Fill out the form below to download a booklet about their experiences. These three stories show how the guidance that young people need is, for many of them, in desperately short supply.

You’ll see their lives unfold, and a tangle of circumstances as complex as the students themselves.