Millions of dollars in financial aid go unused in Calif.

03/5/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Nearly half of California's high-school seniors failed to complete their applications for federal and state aid, leaving millions of dollars of available financial aid essentially unused, according to a report by the nonprofit Education Trust-West. The report recommended increased communication between lawmakers and schools about the importance of applying for aid. "Too many California students never get the opportunity to attend college because their families believe they can't afford the tuition," the report's author, Orville Jackson, said.

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