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U.S. Universities Tailoring Financial Aid to Lure Well-to-Do Families

Students from low-income families in Nebraska have seen the net price of college rise faster than their higher-­income classmates’, an analysis of federal data shows.

The rise came despite initiatives in the state college and university systems to make tuition free for low-­income students in Nebraska, one of 21 states where the biggest percentage increase in net costs at public universities was borne by the poorest families.

But while attending most public colleges in Nebraska became more expensive for low-income students, it was a different story in Iowa.