Asian American Students Have Highest Rate of Unmet Financial Aid Needs, According to CLASP Report

By Suntia Sohrabji 

More than 9 out of 10 Asian American students — including those from wealthy households — have unmet financial aid needs, noted a report released last month by the Center for Law and Social Policy.

Asian Americans have the highest rate of unmet financial aid needs, higher than African American or Latino students, noted CLASP, analyzing 2015-16 data from the Department of Education.

“While some Asian-American subpopulations are as financially secure as whites, many others live in deep poverty,” noted Lauren Walizer, the author of the study. She hypothesized that the disparity could also be influenced by international students from Asia who cannot pay in-state tuition and have limited access to aid.

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