At What Cost?
How Community Colleges that Do Not Offer Federal Loans Put Students at Risk
With Americans increasingly having to borrow to pay for college,
a new report from The Institute for College Access & Success
(TICAS) finds that nearly one million community college students
cannot get federal student loans because their school chooses not
to offer them. Without access to federal student loans, students
may not be able to stay enrolled without turning to more costly
and risky forms of borrowing such as credit cards or private
loans, or reducing their chances of graduating by working longer
hours or cutting back on classes.