A few weeks ago, students gathered in protest of the recent changes to the University of Virginia’s AccessUVa financial aid program.
Over the summer, the board voted to abolish all-grant financial aid and replace portions of that aid with federally subsidized loans.
William Profitt is a 4th year student at the University. He says that the move hurts people of color. “This terrible decision will disproportionately hurt low-income individuals, who are disproportionately minority students. Sadly, said individuals will be denied access to this particular institution of learning due to their inability to afford the tuition.”