Free Tuition Might Save Community Colleges — But What If Students Need More?

While community colleges across the country saw a decrease in enrollment during the pandemic, one school, Nashville State, saw a slight increase in the number of Tennesse Reconnect students enrolled. Tenneese Recconnect is a statewide program that helps students pay tuition at a community college. It wasn’t just the financial assistance that helped those students stay in school, but the support. At Nashville State, Reconnect students are part of a program that gives them support, connection with other students, and even helped to pay for their textbooks.

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