Student Success

Rural Housing & USDA

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October 28, 2021

Please join us for the second webinar in ACCT's Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Learning Series to discuss USDA rural development loans to support housing on rural community college campuses.

Rural Colleges and Athletics

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September 30, 2021

Please join us for the first webinar in ACCT's Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Learning Series

Strengthening Rural Community Colleges Phase 2

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July 15, 2021

Please join us to learn more about the next phase in ACCT’s Strengthening Rural Community Colleges initiative! During this webinar, ACCT Senior Vice President Jee Hang Lee and Senior Program Manager Rachel Rush-Marlowe will discuss the details of

New ACCT Paper Assesses Value of Community College Short-Term Credentials

Recommends Policy Changes to Reflect True Student Needs

July 6, 2021

Washington, D.C.—The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced the publication of a new report that assesses short-term community college credential program outcomes in three states, with support from the E

The Real Price of College

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May 13, 2021

For decades, the shortcomings of financial aid have frustrated students and colleges alike. Flaws in the design and delivery of financial aid, including how “need” is defined and subsequently calculated, contribute to its diminishing efficacy.

Webinar: Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

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April 20, 2021

Highlights of ACCT's new research report & discussion with two presidents of rural colleges.

Expanding Educational Opportunity for Incarcerated Students through Second Chance Pell

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December 3, 2020

Community colleges are leading advocates to repeal the ban on Pell Grants for incarcerated students, which has been in place since 1994.

Improving Access and Affordability of Workforce Training with Short-Term Pell

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November 12, 2020

In today’s economy, more than 80 percent of jobs require some form of education or training beyond the high school level.

Increasing the Pell Maximum Award – An Imperative to Meet Students’ True College Costs

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October 29, 2020

Pell grants are often referred to as the cornerstone of federal financial aid, as they help make college education affordable for students from low and moderate-income families. However, the purchasing power of the Pell grant has been steadily decreasing since 1972 when it covered over 70 percent of a student’s college costs. Today, the maximum Pell award covers around 30 percent of a student’s postsecondary education expenses.

Improving Online Education

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July 29, 2020

Even as some campuses move toward physical re-opening, institutions need to consider the longer-term potential and implications of virtual learning. As more institutions go online, how will institutions and systems ensure high-quality online learning opportunities?

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