More on financial aid, the working student, the lack of clarity about how many students struggle to pay for college while working low-wage jobs.
Temple pays students in additional financial aid to reduce their need to work so much that they delay graduation
“There was some pushback,” he said. “This was thought of as, ‘You’re paying kids not to work.’ And I had to be very clear. We’re not paying them to go home and play video games. We’re paying them to free them up from this need to earn money, so they can reallocate that time to course work and to staying on track to graduate.”