Students Push Ivy League to Drop Fee for Needy Applicants - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Students Push Ivy League to Drop Fee for Needy Applicants

Email




by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ivy League students are asking their schools to automatically waive the application fee for applicants who are low-income or the first in their family to attend college.

A letter to the Ivies was penned by Brown University senior Viet Nguyen.

Nguyen leads the undergraduate student government at Brown and asked student government leaders at the other seven universities to sign on. He said Wednesday that it’s being distributed on the campuses.

Already, low-income students who get a fee waiver for the SAT college entrance exam can choose four colleges from over 2,000 participating colleges and apply for free. Students can also request a waiver from a school directly.

But, Nguyen says, some students don’t know to ask in the first place and others use their waivers on schools with higher acceptance rates.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Activist, Journalist Roger Wilkins Dies Civil rights activist and noted journalist Roger Wilkins, who led the Community Relations Service in the Johnson administration in the 1960s, has died at age 85 in Kensington, Maryland. His family said that the cause of his death was complications fr...
Blind Chemist Creates STEM Curriculum for Sightless Children MINNEAPOLIS — When she was 6 or 7, Mona Minkara’s eyesight began to fade. Eventually diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone rod dystrophy, the post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Minnesota’s chemistry department is now working...
Report: West Virginia Schools’ Tuition Doubles Over 15 Years CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The average cost of tuition at West Virginia’s public universities and colleges has doubled in the past 15 years, according to a new report. The West Virginia Center on Budget Policy released a report Monday showing average tui...
University of Colorado Weighs Asking Applicants for Sexual Orientation BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado is considering asking student applicants to disclose their sexual orientation. The Daily Camera reports that many colleges have already added this question to their applications and CU officials believe it...
Semantic Tags: