Low-Income Students Get Financial Boost

Eight highly selective colleges and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation have agreed to spend nearly $27-million to improve access to a four-year education for community-college students from low- and moderate-income families.

The participating colleges have committed a total of $20-million in financial aid and other resources, and the foundation will contribute an additional $6.8-million.

The foundation, which focuses on increasing educational opportunities for underprivileged yet