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Below are links to many federal and other programs that may be helpful for community college students.

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Federal Student Aid

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Public Benefits
Community college students from low income families may be eligible for some of these programs while enrolled. See the links on to find your state’s coordinator or agency to apply.

Financial Support and Alternative Aid

Financial Education

Food and Nutrition

Child Care


Health Care

Miscellaneous Support

Tax Benefits

Additional Resources for Students


Internships and Student Employment

Study Abroad

Research Opportunities

Career Search

Last Modified: 05/13/2022