OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — Millions of dollars in financial aid is being unclaimed by California low-income students qualified for college.
The Oakland-based nonprofit Education Trust-West report released Thursday says only about half of the state’s high school seniors applied for federal and state financial aid last year.READ MORE: Panel Selects Archie Willams as New Name for Drake High in Marin County
The report says millions of dollars in aid are left on the table.
It says too many California students don’t get the opportunity to attend college because their families believe they can’t afford the tuition.READ MORE: East Bay Fire Departments Ready Their Resources for Dry, Dangerous Season
The report suggests lawmakers and educators increase communication to districts, schools and students about the availability of aid.
(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)MORE NEWS: Evacuations Ordered as Wildfire Burns in Butte County North of Chico