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.

  • Cedric


    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

  • Chris


    Chris knew that grocery store wages weren't going to be enough to support his young family. A program at Baton Rouge Community College, in conjunction with Exx…

    Contributed by: National Skills Coalition

  • Drayton Jackson


    Drayton is a student parent attending Olympic College. The coronavirus pandemic caused Drayton to have to push back his education goals so he could focus more …

    Contributed by: Today's Students Coalition

  • John Englehart


    University of Maryland University College student John Englehart discusses his experiences as an adult learner and student parent.

    Contributed by: Higher Learning Advocates (HLA)

  • Kimberly


    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

  • Rosa and Achia


    Rosa and Achia are an integral part of Mercy Health in Grand Rapids, MI, where 48% of jobs do not require a college degree — but do require some type of skills…

    Contributed by: National Skills Coalition

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