Families Stuck in the Middle When it Comes to Higher Education

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Increasingly, it seems as though higher education doesn’t have a place for people like me or my family. You see, we are the middle people. We are middle class, with three children.

Our kids do well in school. Still, they aren’t straight-A students, nor do they struggle in school. All three of our children, one already in college and two in high school, very much want to earn at least an undergraduate degree. They have goals in mind to improve their lives and know how to get there. They all are hard workers, responsible, engaged and enjoy their studies. Guess you’d say middle of the pack overall, though.

But in the realm of higher education, if you are “middle,” you are at the bottom.

Scholarships, grants and financial assistance abound for students who earn top grades. And rightfully so.

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