Tag: low-income students

Empowered by Perspective: Top Tips for Minority and First-Gen College Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Stanford University

For minority, first-generation, and low-income students, preparing for college can be daunting. But this advice from their peers can help! read more

College Search Help for Disadvantaged Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Stanford University

For low-income, first-gen, or otherwise disadvantaged students, the college search can be even harder. Luckily, there's also lots of help. read more

Should You Apply to QuestBridge? 3 Reasons Why It's Worth It

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

It's true the vast majority of QuestBridge applicants don't receive a full-ride scholarship, but the opportunities don't end there. Here are three reasons why low-income students shouldn't be skeptical about applying to the program. read more

Overcoming Undermatching: Heartfelt Advice for High School Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Harvard University

Undermatching is when qualified students don't apply to (or attend) selective colleges that might fit them. These tips can help them overcome the undermatching "disease." read more

Intro to QuestBridge: Big Opportunities for Low-Income Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

One College Prep Scholar outlines QuestBridge, a program that offers application resources and scholarship opportunities to low-income students. read more

Help for Underserved Students: Taking Advantage of College Support Programs

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

A senior at California State University, Northridge, describes her experience participating in academic support programs for low-income, educationally disadvantaged, and first-generation students. read more