Students of color and other minority groups have long been underrepresented in higher education. In an effort to change that and to increase overall access to postsecondary education, numerous organizations, associations, and companies are dedicated to supporting the academic endeavors of all minority students. Navigating this financial aid landscape, however, can sometimes be overwhelming, particularly for those who may be the first in their family to attend college. To help minority students achieve their goals, AC Online created the following guide on financial aid. Students and their families can explore the different types of financial assistance available; learn where to find and access scholarship money; get tips and recommendations from a financial aid expert; and find a list of various resources for support and additional information on paying for higher education.
Another Resource: Financial Aid for Minority Students
With grants for education in the U.S. still primarily based on financial need, students in low-income groups continue to demonstrate the greatest need for financial assistance when it comes to a college education. African Americans are in this category, with income disparity continuing to prevent many students from pursuing a postsecondary degree. And while student loan debt is common for many students, wealth inequality between African Americans and other demographic groups also affects this component of higher education: the number of black college students increased by 74% over the last 14 years, at the same time that the percentage of black students in debt over $25,000 rose to 50%, while only 35% of white students graduated with the same amount of excessive debt.
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