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Colleges can do more to boost success among students from low-income households

The Beyond Financial Aid toolkit includes advice to help colleges graduate more students from low-income families. Beyond grants, scholarships, and loans, the toolkit outlines six tested strategies for helping students overcome barriers to completion arising from having limited funds.


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Beyond Financial Aid in Action

The Fall 2018 issue of Focus magazine takes you to a few campuses committed to implementing BFA and shares real-life stories of the students they’ve helped. In the process, you’ll also meet the dedicated educators who are driving the effort.

Nursing students Edward Peña and Laura Torres, here with their 8-month-old daughter, Ximena, are both on track to complete their programs and become registered nurses in December. Peña insists that wouldn’t have happened without the financial help the couple received from Amarillo College.