These big universities put rivalries aside to raise grad rates for low-income students

January 3, 2019

Bryce Nelson, a marketing major at the University of Central Florida, had a full class schedule and worked 35 to 40 hours a week at jobs on and off campus, to make ends meet.

By his sophomore year, Nelson was about to drop out of college. The university stepped in, helping Nelson find more flexibility through online courses and a new major that was better suited to his goals. Financial-aid counselors helped him secure additional financial support.

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