In California, low-income students are having a tough time paying for college. According to a report by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California, financial aid is unable to cover the rising college costs.
"While total financial assistance available through federal grants, Cal Grants, institutional aid, and private scholarships has increased," states the report, "the actual cost of attending community college or the California State University has also increased for low-income students—those whose family income is $30,000 or less."
As reported by the Los Angeles Daily News, low-income students at UC schools are taking out a huge chunk of their income compared to others to pay for college, and many have to resort to taking out loans at a higher rate.
The report recommends that California public colleges should increase the size of grants to keep up with inflation and that colleges keep actual costs below a certain amount for grant recipients.
Read more at Los Angeles Daily News.