October 7, 2008
Many Community-College Students Miss Out on Aid—Because They Don’t Apply
Community colleges serve a large proportion of low-income students each year, but nearly 40 percent of their full-time students don’t even fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Many of even the poorest students—those with family incomes of $0 to $9,999—do not apply for federal aid. For example, 29 percent of dependent students in that income range do not apply.
Students offer a number of reasons for not making that effort, according to a