Even With Scholarships, Students Often Need Extra Financial Help
Photo: Michelle Gustafson
Janet Morrissey, The New York Times
Mercedes Davis participates in the Low-Income and First-in-Their-Family Assistance and Resources program at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She used funds from the effort to buy a raincoat and boots.
Haverford is among a growing number of colleges that have set up programs to help low-income students with unexpected financial expenses. By removing financial stress, the schools hope students are better able to flourish academically.