More than ever, program completion is critical for students.
The pandemic has created upheaval in the job market and put new pressures on students. Students are leaving college in droves. They are navigating uncharted waters.
How do we help students cope with stress and financial woes?
Community colleges are called upon to reassure students, effectively educate them on college resources (counseling, financial aid, daycare, food pantries and more), and give practical answers. For those leaving a high-priced four-year institution, they need to be aware that they can continue their education at community college and save money. There is still a wide lack of knowledge of the benefits and financial aid programs available to assist with community college.