Advocacy & Funding

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    Expanding tuition-free programs
    By AACC 21st Century Center Staff
    August 6, 2020

    A roundup of just a few of the tuition-free programs community colleges are offering to encourage enrollment and help those affected by the pandemic. 

    The Effects of the FAFSA Changes
    By Dennis Pierce
    January 29, 2016

    New rules create an “unnecessary barrier” for community college students and could require more work for some financial aid administrators.

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    $75M for Ideas to Boost College Completion
    By AACC Staff
    June 2, 2014

    First in the World competition will reward strategies for increased enrollment and engagement at community colleges, other higher education institutions.

  • Finding opportunities amid crises — even COVID-19
    By Madeline Patton
    October 28, 2020

    Participants of this year’s ATE Principal Investigators Conference discuss effective practices for developing the infrastructure for grants that align with institutions’ strategic plans.

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    Evaluating President Obama’s Graduation Challenge
    By Corey Murray
    April 30, 2014

    Bloomberg Businessweek economics editor Peter Coy says that U.S. community colleges need to do a better job with career-oriented education.

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    Fund Colleges According to Pass Rates?
    By Corey Murray
    March 27, 2014

    Looking to boost college completion, the Wyoming Community College Commission has proposed an incentive-based funding formula that would tie millions in taxpayer dollars to student success rates.