A new policy has been adopted that gives graduating twelfth graders different access to state Opportunity Grants for college. The new policy is, it’s not the first ones who sign up for those grants, but rather, who needs them the most.
Reports say that the most needy students aren’t the first to show up in line due to a number of factors – not the least of which are parents who aren’t paying attention grant application deadlines or never mention college at the dinner table. Because of that, state officials have changed the pecking order – those who need the grants the most, get them.
Here’s the story in the Oregonian. Click here.