College Support Programs Tailored to TANF Parents Can Expand Employment Opportunities, Increase Earnings, and Promote Equity

Only about 10 percent of TANF parents have completed any education beyond high school. All too often, TANF parents are denied the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education or are required to meet such onerous requirements that they choose not to pursue those opportunities, limiting their future employment prospects. This Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report discusses how states should use their flexibility and financial resources to support parents receiving income support from the TANF program and facilitate their participation in two- and four-year college programs by eliminating participation barriers and creating comprehensive programs.

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