College Equity and Inclusion
Northwestern University is leading the charge to make world-class education accessible to all students. The university over five years has boosted financial aid for undergraduate students by 55 percent to approximately $160 million in 2016-17. Within two years, 20 percent of the entering class is expected to be eligible for federal Pell grants, which are available to students from low-income families.
Looking to improve access beyond Northwestern and throughout the country, our faculty are also conducting path-breaking research and contributing to progressive policies that promote academic inclusion and equity at all educational levels.
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- Mesmin Destin Mesmin Destin is a social psychologist who uses laboratory and field experiments to investigate mechanisms underlying socioeconomic disparities in educational outcomes during adolescence and young adulthood.