Is Early Admission Fair to Low-Income Students?


In The Huffington Post, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy describes how the early decision process is a challenge for students with financial need.

Unlike the similar application strategy known as early action, a student who is accepted for early decision is bound to that institution and its corresponding financial aid package. Being unable to evaluate and compare financial aid offers can pose a significant burden on a talented student with financial need.

For the vast majority of students applying to top schools, the odds of acceptance pivot based on how much money their parents make. The old adage that “if you’re poor and smart, you can write your own ticket” is simply no longer true. In college admissions, money counts. Click here to continue reading.

Read the full piece in The Huffington Post.