For Low-Income Students, Prohibitive College Costs Hit Hard
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As the school year gets underway, many of the state's low-income high school seniors will be pursuing the dream of going to college.
Just getting there often comes with many hurdles -- but some of the toughest challenges surface after students get to college. What keeps many low-income students from finishing college once they're there? For many, it's increasing costs.
"The cost of going to college has actually become a huge barrier," says education advocate Kim Mazzuca. "Many...students will start to work full time, or two part-time jobs. They'll reduce the number of units that they're taking, and that leads directly to reduced academic achievement."
Host Stephanie Martin talks with Mazzuca, president and CEO of 10,000 Degrees, an education nonprofit based in Marin County.