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Affordability

College financial aid: Equity and efficiency

Targeting financial aid to those who need it most could boost the nation’s economy

One and Done: A Proposal for a One-Time FAFSA

Millions of community college students leave grant money on the table because they don’t complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A new paper from the Center for American Progress shows that a one-time FAFSA policy could reduce students’ burden completing the FAFSA and help them better access financial aid.

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.

Higher Education Leaders Propose New Policy Recommendations for Access, Affordability, Transparency, and Accountability

The Higher Education Committee of 50 (Forward50) propose innovative ideas for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and seek public comment by Friday, September 28th.

Despite Low Tuition and Grant Aid, Most Community College Students Have Unmet Financial Need

New data from the U.S. Department of Education highlight community college students’ financial aid, unmet need, and borrowing.
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