November 21, 2008
Community-College Students Need Better Financial Advising, Survey Finds
All the tutoring in the world cannot save students who run short of the money they need to pay for college. This year's Community College Survey of Student Engagement affirms as much.
In the survey, known as Cessie, nearly half (45 percent) of respondents cited a lack of finances as a hardship that would likely cause them to withdraw from classes or leave college — more than twice as many (19 percent) as those who cited a lack of academic preparation.
Fewer than half