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“Congress must consider the longer view on college student aid”

By the end of this decade, the number of students academically prepared for college will grow by 14%. Eight out of 10 of these new students will come from disadvantaged backgrounds, 20% will come from families living in poverty, and many will be the first in their family to attend college. If Congress does not recommit itself to full funding of the federal investment in student aid, many of these students may not get to college or, if they do, may not be able to stay there. – Belmont University President Robert Fisher, in an op-ed published in today’s Tennessean.

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