Money Matters: How Financial Aid Affects Nontraditional Students in Community Colleges

Examining federal, state, and institutional programs, the paper presents a framework for understanding challenges to securing comprehensive financial assistance for low-income working students. The paper identifies promising approaches for supplementing student financial aid based on a range of programs implemented in the past and planned for the future. It also raises issues that bear consideration in designing a program that would be both effective in ways that can be measured through random assignment studies and replicable.

Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
July, 2003
Date: 
July 2003
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
  • Education and Training
    • Post-secondary Education
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Care
  • TANF Program Administration