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The Nation : Fewer Students Got Aid

The number of minority students receiving financial aid to attend public colleges dropped 12.4% between the 1981-82 and 1983-84 academic years, according to a survey released in Washington. “These findings clearly show that we need to increase student aid, not cut it further as the Reagan Administration is proposing,” said Allan W. Ostar, president of the American Assn. of State Colleges and Universities, which commissioned the study. “While college costs are continuing to climb, the type of aid that the lowest-income students depend on the most--grants--is declining.”


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