New Report Documents How Community College Students Struggle to Cover College Expenses and Stay in School, Even When Tuition is Very Low or Free

April 13, 2016
The Institute for College Access & Success

In a new report released by TICAS, financially strapped community college students reveal their struggles to cover college expenses beyond tuition, their experiences with financial aid, and the troubling tradeoffs they face when available resources do not stretch far enough. On the Verge: Costs and Tradeoffs Facing Community College Students shows that even in California, where community college tuition is the lowest in the country and waived for all students with financial need, the financial obstacles to low-income students’ success are high and widespread.