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Another College Eliminates Need-Blind Admissions

Inside Higher Education reports that College of the Holy Cross, a private four-year institution, has quietly moved away from its "need-blind" admissions policy, in which an applicant's financial need is not considered in the admission decision. The college's student newspaper broke the story. From Inside Higher Education: "In an interview, Margaret Freije, provost at Holy Cross, said that she supports the values behind need blind, but that it had become unsustainable financially. The college's financial aid budget had gone up from $49 million in 2014-15 to $67 million this year, and Freije said that the college could not afford such increases year after year into the future... Part of the motivation to move away from need blind, Freije said, was to offer better aid packages to some low-income students admitted than in the past."

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