2017 Special Report

Supporting Materials

Making Ends Meet: The Role of Community Colleges in Student Financial Health

Making Ends Meet: The Role of Community Colleges in Student Financial Health, generously funded by MetLife Foundation, with findings collected from almost 100,000 community college students across 177 institutions, explores students’ perceptions of their current financial circumstances, budgeting practices, and financial management skills.

Watch a webinar on Making Ends Meet facilitated by Center Director Evelyn Waiwaiole and Amarillo College’s Assistant Director of Career and Testing Services Lisa Bentley, who coordinates the college’s Student Money Management Center.


College in Action: Profiles from the Report
Press Release and Select Media Coverage

Select Video Clips

Student talks about finding it hard to concentrate on school because of family financial needs.

Student says he is coming back to school because he is tired of being poor.

Student describes how she figured out on her own how to manage money.

Student says college should make required financial aid advising part of new student orientation.

Student says his top financial priority is to help his family.

We are grateful for the generous support of MetLife Foundation in making this project possible.

MetLife Foundation


We thank the following partners for their contributions to this work.

Achieving the Dream    

Center for Financial Services Innovation     Mathematica     MDRC     Working Students Success Network

Center for Community College Student Engagement
—a Service and Research Initiative—
Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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