Financial aid is a key tool to help California community college students enroll in courses and persist towards their degree. However, despite total college costs exceeding $20,000 annually for many students, they receive only a fraction of the aid received by their peers at other institutions.

The amount of financial aid students receive can be related to their financial need, how many courses they take per term, and even their age or prior grades. Aid distribution at the California community colleges (CCC) also differs across demographics, including student race/ethnicity, in important ways, on a per financial aid recipient basis.

A new series of fact sheets explores the financial aid available to California’s community college students and how it varies by region, race/ethnicity, and age, using data from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Management Information Systems Data Mart.

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