How to make state colleges tuition free

All public colleges and universities could be tuition free, if the feds redirected the $69 billion spent on a “hodgepodge of financial aid programs.”

Solving “undermatching“– getting more low-income achievers to apply to elite colleges — is getting lots of attention. But it won’t help most disadvantaged students. 

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  1. The referenced article on “undermatching” can’t be viewed, but I’m assuming the focus is on URMs. If that’s the case, I’m not seeing how there are lots of high-achieving URMs who aren’t applying to elite colleges – given the huge SAT gap between URMs and whites/Asians at elite colleges, even when URMs are from affluent families and attend high-performing high schools. How does this all work?