Colleges Pursue Out-of-State Students for The New York Times

Shot for The New York TimesAlabama is like a second home to me … I’ve traveled there quite a bit in the past couple of years, mostly for The New York Times. This last time was back in April when I went to the University of Alabama and to nearby Central High School, where I attended a seniors awards ceremony. The story was about how large universities, such as UA and the University of California, are pursuing out-of-state students (critics argue) and leaving many in-state students behind. Above, a man walks in front of the Gorgas Library stairs at UA.

Though Central is about 8 blocks away UA, very few of it’s students will attend. An excerpt from Stephanie Saul’s story:

“It seems like all the incentives are going after wealthy students and leaving the low-income students in the dust,” said Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst with the New America Foundation who has studied the increased use of merit aid to attract nonresident students.

You can read the full story here: http://nyti.ms/29nwAog

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