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FAST FACT: Student Aid Insufficient to Cover Rising Costs

In 2008, families in the lowest income bracket needed to sacrafice 55 percent of their annual income to send their child to a four-year public university.  In comparison, a family in the top income bracket spent only 9 percent.  As wages continue to stagnate and tuition costs rise, college education has become out of reach for many women and low-income families.

Increasing student aid to fill the gap between rising college costs and decreasing median family income is critical to ensuring that higher education is affordable to low-income students.

To learn more, download our latest fact sheet, Increasing Student Aid--Making Higher Education Accessible to Women and Low-Income Students


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NCRW Fact Sheet: Increasing Student Aid—Making Higher Education Accessible to Women and Low-Income Students

As wages continue to stagnate and tuition costs rise, college education has become out of reach for many women and low-income families. Increasing student aid to fill the gap between rising college costs and decreasing median family income is critical to ensuring that higher education is affordable to low-income students.

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News Update: I-VAWA Moves Forward

Yesterday, we got some excting news from Women Thrive and the I-VAWA Coalition: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) passed the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA, S. 2982). Senator Kerry, one of I-VAWA's lead sponsors and chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stated:


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