Community College Research Center
Although there has been a movement to simplify the FAFSA application, challenges still remain. Intern Emily Perez interviews three CUNY students on their experiences applying for federal financial aid and reflects on her own experiences filling out the FAFSA application.
There is no simple recipe for developing an equitable, effective community college funding system. But understanding the challenges facing community colleges and the finance systems that underpin them can assist the development of new funding approaches. Kate Shaw, Lauren Asher, and Stephanie Murphy share findings from their latest report, Mapping Community College Finance Systems to Develop Equitable and Effective Finance Policy.
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Accelerating Recovery in Community Colleges
CCRC co-leads a new research network to explore strategies community colleges can use to bring back students who left during the pandemic, support their learning, and ensure they can succeed in the rapidly evolving economy.
CCRC studies community colleges because they provide critical access to postsecondary education and are uniquely positioned to promote equity and social mobility in the United States. Our mission is to conduct research that helps these institutions strengthen opportunities and improve outcomes for their students, particularly those from underserved populations.