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ERIC Number: ED557996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Students and Federal Student Financial Aid: A Primer
Juszkiewicz, Jolanta
American Association of Community Colleges
The federal government plays an indispensable role in helping community college students pay for their education. It is hard to imagine today's community college campuses without needs-based federal student aid, such as the Pell Grant program and subsidized loans. There are, however, significant differences between community college students and college undergraduates overall in the sources and extent of the financial aid they use. This brief explicates some of these issues by discussing the following: (1) Community college student characteristics; (2) Costs of community college attendance; (3) Community college students and financial aid applications; (4) Importance of federal aid to community college students; (5) Title IV federal aid; (6) Allocation of federal aid; and (7) Community college students and loan repayment. [Contains notes.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV; Pell Grant Program; Perkins Loan Program