According to a recent survey, 49 percent of community college students reported struggling with making ends meet, resorting to taking loans or asking friends, family or charitable organizations for financial help at least once or twice over the past year. Read the full PDF.
Two out of three higher education institutions provide emergency loans to students. Read the full PDF.
Far fewer community college students borrow to pay for college than students at other degree-granting institutions. Read the full PDF.
Forty-four percent of community college students don’t apply for federal student aid because they don’t think they qualify. Read the full PDF.
The maximum Pell Grant covers about half of the total cost of attending a public two-year institution, compared to nearly 100 percent some 35 years ago. Read the full PDF.