Financial Aid Planning & Assistance
Rising education costs prevent many students from enrolling in college or contribute to their leaving prematurely. Community colleges generally have lower fees, but the associated costs (e.g., books, childcare) can still be prohibitive. While financial aid is available, colleges have limited operational resources to assist students through the complex application process, meaning students may overlook important deadlines or available aid sources. This topic offers resources addressing a variety of financial aid concerns, from simplifying the application process to creating scholarship programs that incentivize academic achievement for low-income students.