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William and Mary Digest: June 7

William and Mary Digest: June 7

College performs well in affordability measure

In its College Annual Index, the New York Times named William and Mary among the best schools in the country at providing financial aid for students who hail from low- and middle-income families.

The index named W&M as the first among all Virginia institutions of higher education. The college finished 56th overall. The University of Virginia (87th overall), Virginia Tech (100) and James Madison (101) also made the list.

Metrics for the list included the percentage of a school's graduates who used a Pell grant, the net price that low-income and middle-income students pay, and an average of the portion...