ProPublica Quotes Dr. Jerome Lucido in Story About Aid Increases for Wealthy Students

Jerome A. Lucido

Dr. Jerome Lucido

Jerome Lucido was quoted in a ProPublica story titled, “Public Universities Ramp Up Aid for the Wealthy, Leaving the Poor Behind.” The story discusses how states are giving more merit-based aid to wealthy students instead of need-based aid to poorer students. Lucido spoke about whether universities can separate merit from privilege:

“How do you separate merit from privilege?” asked Jerome Lucido, a professor and executive director of the University of Southern California’s Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice. “Merit needs to be tied to mission, not just who got a higher test score. We already know that has a direct correlation with family income.”