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For some low-income students, University’s financial aid efforts fall short

Vivian Ly ’16 was raised to make things work. When Ly was accepted to Stanford, with its need-blind and need-based financial aid system, she thought the days of just making it work were behind her. But as her freshman year progressed, Ly began to feel alienated by her low-income status: she is just one of many who feel disillusioned with parts of the University’s experience for low-income students.