Asian-American college students have highest amount of unmet financial need, study finds

Lauren Walizer and Duy Pham were quoted in this NBC News article about a CLASP report finding that Asian-American college students have the highest amount of unmet financial need.

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By Mythili Sampathkumar

Duy Pham, a research assistant with CLASP, said it is difficult to identify the underlying causes of the gap or what happens to students “without better data.”

One possible reason is that while average income for Asian Americans is comparable to whites, “the highest earning Asian Americans have higher incomes on average than the highest-earning white, but low income Asian Americans are poorer” than low-income white counterparts, Pham wrote in a blog post accompanying the study.

Read the full article here.