A recent study has found that lower-income students are not attending college at the same rate as their peers from higher-income families. What are colleges doing to recruit low-income students, and is it enough?
One important thing to check off your college to-do list is to visit the school itself. You should ask the student tour guide questions about the college you might not find on the Internet.
Get a feel for what housing looks like, see if you can envision yourself on the campus, and know whether or not you'd enjoy living in the city of the college to help you decide if this is a place you see yourself living in for the next four to five years.