Ahead of Summit, White House Asks Colleges to Commit to Needy Students

The White House is asking participants in next week's higher-education summit to commit to taking concrete steps to help more low-income students enroll in and complete college.

In an email sent to invitees late last month, James R. Kvaal, deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council, asked college leaders to come armed with "at least one new commitment that would make quantifiable progress towards helping more low-income students succeed."

"The goal of this December event