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The Vermont Connection

Abstract

In today’s higher education institutions, tuition is climbing and aid for low-income students is falling. Education has always been touted as the way for low-income students to move up in social status, yet these students will face increasing debt and will pay more for their education than their wealthier classmates. As student affairs professionals working with low- income students, there is a need to understand the challenges they are facing and advocate for these students to ensure their success. By exploring these challenges and the implications for practice, student affairs professionals will be better equipped to work with the low-income students.