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Income Verification for Federal Aid Hinders Low-Income Students

Colleges worry the federal student aid verification process singles out more low-income students and may be stopping them from receiving grants.

The Cost of Housing is Out of Reach for Independent Community College Students

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Americans must make over $44,000 to afford to rent two-bedroom home and over $34,000 to afford a one-bedroom home. On average, independent community college students’ household income is just under $34,000.

College administrators meet to find solutions to reduce student poverty

A growing number of colleges are trying to help poor students meet their basic needs and remove barriers that keep them from graduating.

Answering the Retention Question

Research confirms that meeting the basic needs of students helps students get to the finish line.

Report highlights different ways community colleges help first-year students

New report highlights the different methods and ways community colleges offer first-year experience programs to students.

The FAFSA Challenge

Even as policy experts work to make it easier to apply for federal aid, they need to avoid rhetoric that may scare students off, writes Justin Draeger.
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