Nearly one million community college students in the U.S. are unable to receive federal student loans because their institutions choose not to participate in the federal programs, leaving many students “between a rock and a hard place” when trying to finance their education, according to a new report from The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). “[C]ommunity colleges are right to be concerned about whether students are borrowing and defaulting unnecessarily, but they are wrong to believe that their only option is to stop offering loans,” the report states.
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