Making College More Affordable for Low-Income Students

Postsecondary education has long been a vehicle for economic mobility. It has the potential to significantly improve earnings, health and wellbeing, and civic participation. However, college costs have skyrocketed because of state disinvestment following the Great Recession.

This fact sheet, by Rosa Garcia, states CLASP’s priorities in making college more affordable for low-income students in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).