"Princeton University in the fall will begin taking transfer students from community colleges for the first time.
Several hundreds miles south, Davidson College recently began keeping dining halls open during fall break, Thanksgiving and Easter, an acknowledgment that not all students could afford the trip home from North Carolina.
They’re small steps. But the institutions hope that if enough peers make similar moves, the nation’s highest ranked campuses could seem within reach for thousands of financially strapped students.
Just over a year ago, 30 elite colleges banded together with a goal of enrolling an additional 50,000 low- and moderate-income students at top institutions by 2025." ...