More Aid for Student Parents
Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
Older students, transfers, veterans, and student parents make up a growing proportion of today's college-going population. That latter group now comprises one in four college students.
But support from the federal government for low-income student parents has lagged, even as their numbers have grown. The omnibus spending package passed last month reversed that, marking the first new federal investment in student parents since Congress authorized the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program (CCAMPIS) in 1998.