Wall Street Journal

Elite Colleges Expand Efforts to Enroll and Support Low-Income Students

March 01, 2018

After 28 years without transfer students, Princeton University (NJ) next fall will begin taking students from community colleges.  Several hundreds miles south, Davidson College (NC) recently began keeping dining halls open during fall break, Thanksgiving and Easter, an acknowledgment that not all students could afford the trip home from North Carolina.  They’re small steps. But the institutions hope that if enough peers make similar moves, the nation’s highest ranked campuses could seem within reach for thousands of financially strapped students.

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