Lack of Financial Aid Undercuts College Dreams for Georgia’s Low-Income High School Graduates
By Maureen Downey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decision Day this year feels…uncertain for many families. As many college hopefuls eagerly accept the admissions to their top school choices, for some, the “decision” is far from the final say.
Once the excitement dies down, subsequent financial aid offers that fall short of a student’s financial needs are inevitable. With so much emphasis on President Joe Biden’s commitment to eliminating the $1.5 trillion national student loan debt crisis, the class of 2021 is left to grapple with the reality that although the pandemic drastically changed some aspects of the college admissions process (i.e., removal of SAT/ACT requirements), the financial aid process has remained relatively the same.