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Student Aid

CCAMPIS Applications Are Now Open: Apply by September 8

The U.S. Department of Education opened FY 2020 applications for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS). Colleges can apply through September 8 for awards to support low-income student parents.

The Power of the Census

Results from the 2020 census will determine how much support community colleges get. Here's what trustees can do to encourage participation.

Five facts about student loans

Americans owe about $1.5 trillion on their student loans–more than they owe on their credit cards. The increase in total student debt, stories of families struggling with six-figure loans, and the response of politicians to anxiety about student debt among young voters have turned student debt into a high-profile issue.

Ending Student Loan Default Can Help Students Find Success at Community Colleges

Community college borrowers make up the largest share of student loan defaulters every year. Ending default would help students avoid severe penalties and allow more students to finish their degrees.

Colleges Could Do More To Help Student Parents Pay For Child Care, Watchdog Says

More than 1 in 5 college students are raising kids, and access to child care is one of their biggest barriers. A new report finds many don't know they can apply for help from federal financial aid.

Congress should lift ban on Pell grants for incarcerated students

This action will directly benefit Iowa’s communities by freeing state resources that can be used to benefit everyone rather than squandering potential.
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