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Low-income students seek a new way to pay tuition

Posted at 7:39 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 12:22:58-05

Many low-income students rely on jobs to pay for private school, especially in places where public schools struggle.

But because of the pandemic many of them have been let go, leaving them seeking for a way to pay for their education.

St. Viator College Prepatory School is part of the Cristo Rey Network.

They connect students with companies who then agree to pay 70% of the students' tuition.

But the pandemic cut students' jobs in some schools by 50%.

Some companies have continued to pay but the future is uncertain.

"They are telling us; they don't know what is next. We are all in the same boat. They want to employ students, but they don't know when that will be possible." says Morgan Collier, executive vice president.

Cristo Rey Administrators say they are working with corporations to find an innovative way to get their students back to work.