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April 17, 2008


Community College Students Lack Access to Affordable Loans
Deborah Frankle Cochrane and Robert Shireman
The Project on Student Debt

At least one million community college students lack access to federal loans, not because of the credit crunch, but because their schools don't participate in the federal loan programs. This pushes students who need to borrow to resort to risky private loans, payday loans, and credit cards, or to drop out or reduce their course load. Our brief also finds significant gaps in loan access between racial and ethnic groups.

  Read the issue brief

Related items:

Read the press release
List of enrollment and loan program participation status of community colleges
Read the press release from the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research
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