I cant help but notice some of the acceptance threads on here mention the student's income status, and a few years back people even mentioned UC Davis had a points system for admissions and you could get extra points for being low income
How does this even work? How do the schools even know? Is it based on the information the student submits on the fafsa? Are they encouraged to mention in essays that they're low income?
When I filled out the UC common app YEARS ago I don't remember seeing anything about family income, etc