Meet Today’s Students

Many of today’s students aren’t going straight from high school to college and studying full-time. They are returning adults, parents, providers, veterans, and the first in their families to go to college. They need a system that is flexible, affordable and responsive to their needs. But to serve today’s students well, we first need to hear their stories.

  • Alexander

    Texas

    The declining purchasing power of the Pell Grant makes it hard for students like Alexander to cover all their education expenses.

    Contributed by: National College Attainment Network

  • Aya Waller-Bey – LEDA Scholar

    Michigan

    Georgetown University graduate and LEDA Scholar Aya Waller-Bey discusses her experience as a first-generation student and navigating the federal student aid ap…

    Contributed by: Higher Learning Advocates (HLA)

  • Cedric

    Louisiana

    When his state's financial aid funds ran out, Cedric had to go to extra lengths to cover his tuition. Let's fix the financial aid system to help more students …

    Contributed by: National College Attainment Network

  • Kimberly

    California

    The declining purchasing power of the Pell Grant makes it hard for students like Kimberly to cover all their education expenses.

    Contributed by: National College Attainment Network

  • Marissa Reyes – LEDA Scholar

    New York

    We Need to Make Mental Health a Priority in CollegeI stared at my unfamiliar boney frame as I choked back tears. I stared for what felt like a few seconds unti…

    Contributed by: Higher Learning Advocates (HLA)

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