Do you know someone who can’t afford to go to university? Maybe they actually can afford it but simply haven’t asked for help.
An article in University Affairs, December 2009, references a study of low-income families and found that if individuals received help in filling out student financial aid forms, they were much more likely to submit the application and enrol in university or college. How much more likely?
29% more likely!
But it appears that the assistance must be hands-on help. Those in the study who simply received information about aid eligibility and tuition fees, but who didn’t receive any personal assistance, saw no difference in their enrolment rates.
Ok, Financial Aid Officers out there, are you giving hands-on help now?