With the increasingly high costs of postsecondary education (tuition, fees, and living expenses), more low-income students are relying on work to supplement their unmet financial needs—the "gap" between college costs and what students can pay on their own or with grant aid.
Unemployment is down and job growth is getting stronger as the economy recovers from the Great Recession. However, entering the workforce remains challenging for U.S. teenagers and young adults, who have experienced steep drops in employment. Youth and young people of color have been disproportionately…
Leading up to Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan to reform our complex tax codes, including proposals to improve higher education tax credits to make them simpler and more accessible to low-income students.
Economic justice was a critical part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong pursuit of racial equity. King decried the poverty wages of African American workers and promoted fair compensation and working conditions as crucial to a just society.
America’s College Promise, would create a new federal-state partnership to eliminate tuition for “responsible” students--those who attend at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.