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

    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

  • Chris

    Louisiana

    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

    Washington

    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

    Maryland

    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

    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

  • Rosa and Achia

    Michigan

    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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