Program works to help low-income students get to college
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Data show many low-income high school seniors who have been accepted to a university or college never begin the fall semester.
Some high school principals and community leaders say the once-incoming university freshmen miss their first step to higher education because of missed financial aid deadlines or because simply don't have enough money to make the trip to campus.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a six-month check on the class of 2014 showed about 27 percent of graduates from St. Louis Public Schools who had planned on attending college or other post-secondary education or training were no longer doing so.
Counselors with College Bound work to provide high school students who have a financial need with the support necessary to help them get to a university.