While House Republicans are working to cut $50 billion from programs that help the poor so they can give it to their rich buddies as tax cuts, rising college tuition costs are rapidly working to ensure the poor stay poor.
It is pretty simple, according to a report in the LA Times:
Those who have, get.
One way they get is by way of "merit scholarships" which tend to go to students who would go to college anyway, rather than to students in the most financial need.
The Sarchasm explains that the colleges are not raising tuition to throw money at faculty salaries.
My hard working "freeway-flying" professorial partner would agree.