Friday, May 17, 2013

Are Catholic Universities Still Committed to Working-Class Families?

The issue of college debt and the affordability of higher education is all over the news today, and with good reason.  Students are graduating with higher debt than ever before and their degrees are not helping them in this economy.  I was glad to see this look at the issue from a specifically Catholic point of view:

From the Cardinal Newman Society:  a look at the affordability of Catholic Universities.

"Catholic colleges have long been known for their generous financial aid, which for many decades helped students from Catholic immigrant and working-class families climb the economic ladder in the United States.

But a new study accuses many of America’s wealthiest colleges of using aid to recruit middle-class students instead of serving the educational needs of low-income families. These include several large Catholic universities: Boston College, Saint Louis University, Santa Clara University, the University of Dayton, the University of Notre Dame and Villanova University."

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