- The final report in the initial phase of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-sponsored Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery project, published Monday by the National Urban League, focuses on the struggles of African-American students in their pursuit of higher education.
- The 17-page report, titled "Education Transforms Lives: Postsecondary Affordability Survey and Focus Groups," analyzes more than 600 responses to an informal online survey from mostly female African-Americans between the ages of 18 and 40 with educational backgrounds ranging from high school to graduate degrees.
- In its conclusions, the Urban League suggests that the government provide mandatory financial aid literacy classes for students and families, more openness from institutions about their cost and "postsecondary affordability simulations workshops."
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A report released on Monday discusses the financial hurdles African-American students and their families face in pursuing a college education. The National Urban League, a civil-rights organization that works to economically empower minority groups, published "Education Transforms Lives: Postsecondary Affordability Survey and Focus Groups." ...